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Substances in the lithium salts of monocarboxylic acids C14-C22 category have increasing surface tension with increasing carbon number. As the cut-off for being considered surface active is 60 mN/m and lithium behenate only slightly exceeds this, category members with carbon chain lengths of less than 22 are considered to have surface active properties.

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The data on lithium myristate, lithium 12 -hydroxystearate and lithium behenate are taken from proprietary study reports (Harlan 2012, Harlan 2013).