Multiple Emulsions: Technology and Applications
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Abraham Aserin
Published Online: 14 MAY 2007
Print ISBN: 9780470170939
Online ISBN: 9780470209264
About this Book
The Comprehensive, Single-Source Reference on Multiple Emulsions
In theory, multiple emulsions have significant potential for breakthrough applications in food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries in which they can facilitate the sustained release and transport of active material. However, in practice, multiple emulsions are thermodynamically unstable. This book presents recent findings that can help formulators understand how to enhance their stability. With chapters contributed by leading experts from around the world, it covers the definition and properties of multiple emulsions, their formation and stability, and potential applications, with an emphasis on medical and pharmaceutical applications. In one definitive resource, it presents recent findings and achievements in the field, including:
New theoretical approaches and modeling to characterize the transport mechanism
Droplet size reduction and increased shelf life stability through the use of polymeric amphiphiles and complex adducts
The use of new emulsification techniques to enhance the monodispersibility of the droplets
Potential applications in drug delivery systems where clinical studies have proven their efficacy
This is a core, hands-on reference for surface and colloid scientists, physical chemists, chemical engineers, soft materials scientists, food chemists, controlled release scientists, and pharmaceutical scientists in drug delivery applications, as well as for graduate students in these disciplines. The editor and contributors hope this logical consolidation of current information will further the understanding of multiple emulsions and lead to new, practical applications.