Magnetic emulsions with responsive surfactants

Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Jing Cheng, Julian Eastoe, Christopher A. Russell, Gregory N. Smith

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Abstract

Emulsions are mixtures of two or more immiscible fluids, stabilised by interfacial adsorption of surfactants or particles. As such emulsions are essential components in multifarious processes and products, such as foods, pharmaceutical and agrochemical formulations, paints, inks, lubricants, oils and oil recovery. Stability and structure of responsive colloids and emulsions can be controlled by changes in composition, pH, as well as by external stimuli temperature, pressure and light. This is the first report of easy to formulate magnetically responsive emulsions stabilized by a new class of magnetic surfactant stabilizers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3545-3546
Number of pages2
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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