Microemulsions: Background, New Concepts, Applications, Perspectives

Microemulsions: Background, New Concepts, Applications, Perspectives

Editor(s): Cosima Stubenrauch

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405167826

Online ISBN: 9781444305524

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305524

About this Book

Although first described by Winsor in 1954, the chemistry and technology of microemulsions attracts considerable research interest. Until relatively recently, microemulsions were not used in large scale applications as their phase behaviour and microstructure were not well understood and large amounts of surfactant were needed for their formulation. With increased understanding of their behaviour and significantly improved methods for formulating and tuning their properties, microemulsions are becoming increasingly useful in a range of industrial and research applications.

Covering both the advances that have enabled improved understanding of microemulsions, and the applications in a range of industrial and research settings, and written by a first class team of contributors, this book will be essential reading for anyone using, or considering using microemulsions in the course of their work. Written for research chemists, technologists and engineers in the fine, specialty chemicals and polymer industries, and those in university or government laboratories, this book will be particularly valuable to those early on in their careers.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Formulation of Microemulsions (pages 84–121)

      Jean-Louis Salager, Raquel Antón, Ana Forgiarini and Laura Márquez

    3. Chapter 8

      Microemulsions in Cosmetics and Detergents (pages 230–258)

      Wolfgang von Rybinski, Matthias Hloucha and Ingegärd Johansson

    4. Chapter 10

      Microemulsions in Large-Scale Applications (pages 302–344)

      Franz-Hubert Haegel, Juan Carlos Lopez, Jean-Louis Salager and Sandra Engelskirchen

    5. Chapter 11

      Future Challenges (pages 345–366)

      Cosima Stubenrauch and Reinhard Strey

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