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Advances and opportunities of oil-in-oil emulsions


Zia, A and Pentzer, E and Thickett, S and Kempe, K, Advances and opportunities of oil-in-oil emulsions, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12, (35) pp. 38845-38861. ISSN 1944-8244 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/acsami.0c07993


Emulsions are mixtures of two immiscible liquids in which droplets of one are dispersed in a continuous phase of the other. The most common emulsions are oil-water systems, which have found widespread use across a number of industries, for example, in the cosmetic and food industries, and are also of advanced scientific interest. In addition, the past decade has seen a significant increase in both the design and application of nonaqueous emulsions. This has been primarily driven by developments in understanding the mechanism of effective stabilization of oil-in-oil (o/o) systems, either using block copolymers (BCPs) or solid (Pickering) particles with appropriate surface functionality. These systems, as highlighted in this review, have enabled emergent applications in areas such as pharmaceutical delivery, energy storage, and materials design (e.g., polymerization, monolith, and porous polymer synthesis). These o/o emulsions complement traditional emulsions that utilize an aqueous phase and allow the use of materials incompatible with water. We assess recent advances in the preparation and stabilization of o/o emulsions, focusing on the identity of the stabilizer (BCP or particle), the interplay between stabilizer and oils, and highlighting applications and opportunities associated with o/o emulsions.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:emulsions, non-aqueous systems, nanomaterials, oil-oil, polyHIPEs, monoliths, drug delivery
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical chemistry
Research Field:Colloid and surface chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Thickett, S (Associate Professor Stuart Thickett)
ID Code:143696
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2021-03-30
Last Modified:2022-08-27
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