The Comprehensive, Single-Source Reference on MultipleEmulsions
In theory, multiple emulsions have significant potential forbreakthrough applications in food, agricultural, pharmaceutical,nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries in which they can facilitatethe sustained release and transport of active material. However, inpractice, multiple emulsions are thermodynamically unstable. Thisbook presents recent findings that can help formulators understandhow to enhance their stability. With chapters contributed byleading experts from around the world, it covers the definition andproperties of multiple emulsions, their formation and stability,and potential applications, with an emphasis on medical andpharmaceutical applications. In one definitive resource, itpresents recent findings and achievements in the field,including:
New theoretical approaches and modeling to characterize thetransport mechanism
Droplet size reduction and increased shelf life stability throughthe use of polymeric amphiphiles and complex adducts
The use of new emulsification techniques to enhance themonodispersibility of the droplets
Potential applications in drug delivery systems where clinicalstudies have proven their efficacy
This is a core, hands-on reference for surface and colloidscientists, physical chemists, chemical engineers, soft materialsscientists, food chemists, controlled release scientists, andpharmaceutical scientists in drug delivery applications, as well asfor graduate students in these disciplines. The editor andcontributors hope this logical consolidation of current informationwill further the understanding of multiple emulsions and lead tonew, practical applications.