The effective use of microemulsions has increased dramatically during the past few decades as major industrial applications have expanded in a variety of fields. Microemulsions: Properties and Applications provides a complete and systematic assessment of all topics affecting microemulsion performance and discusses the fundamental characteristics, theories, and applications of these dispersions.
Thoroughly encompassing the significant developments of the past ten years, this book describes a wide range of topics, including interactions at microemulsion interfaces, new types of surfactants, and the fundamentals of nanotechnology. It outlines experimental and traditional measurement techniques in a variety of microemulsified systems and provides reliable coverage of applicable techniques.
Theory and Characterization Methods
The initial chapters cover theoretical aspects of microemulsion formulation, with particular focus on methodologies for preparation. The book also addresses characterization methods, including X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), light scattering, and small-angle neutron scattering. It includes discussions of viscosimetry, conductivity, ultrasonic velocity, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
The remainder of the coverage focuses on current and potential applications of microemulsions. The book examines commercial uses, including biocatalysis and enzymatic reactions, nutrition, the extraction of contaminated solids, pollution control, dispersion of drugs, and oil recovery. The contributors also discuss the use of microemulsions as a reaction medium for the formation of polymeric and inorganic nanoparticles, and applications in electrokinetic chromatography.
Comprising the work of an international community of colloid scientists, this book explains w
Table of Contents
A Phase Diagram Approach to Microemulsions.
Physicochemistry of W/O Microemulsions: Formation, Stability, and Droplet Clustering. Percolating Phenomenon in Microemulsions: Effect of External Entity. Influence of Polyethylene Glycols and Polyethylene Glycol Dimethyl Ethers upon the Internal Dynamics of Water in Oil Microemulsions. Microemulsions with Mixed Nonionic Surfactants. Simple Alcohols and Their Role in the Structure and Interactions of Microemulsion Systems. Formation and Characterization of Emulsified Microemulsions. Dynamics of Solvent and Rotational Relaxation of RTILs in RTILs-Containing Microemulsions. Microemulsion Systems and Their Potential as Drug Carriers. Physicochemical Characterization of Pharmaceutically Applicable Microemulsions: Tween 40/Imwitor 308/Isopropyl Myristate/Water. Places of Microemulsion and Emulsion in Cancer Therapy: In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation. Enzyme Kinetics as a Useful Probe for Micelle and Microemulsion Structure and Dynamics. Biocatalysis in Microemulsions. Microemulsions as Decontamination Media for Chemical Weapons and Toxic Industrial Chemicals. Microemulsions as Potential Interfacial Chemical Systems Applied in the Petroleum Industry. Nanoparticle Formation in Microemulsions: Mechanism and Monte Carlo Simulations. Nanoparticle Uptake by (W/O) Microemulsions. TiO2 Nanoparticles in Microemulsion: Photophysical Properties and Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics. Microemulsions as Pseudostationary Phases in Electrokinetic Chromatography: I. Estimation of Physicochemical Parameters. II. Analysis of Drugs in Pharmaceutical and Biofluidic Matrices.