Thermoanalytical and microscopical investigation of the microstructure of emulsions containing polymeric emulsifier

Mária Szűcs, Patrizia Vaghi, Giuseppina Sandri, M. Cristina Bonferoni, Carla M. Caramella, Piroska Szabó-Révész, I. Erős

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Abstract

Polymeric emulsifiers provide exceptional stability to oil-in-water, water-in-oil or multiple emulsions by their steric stabilization. Pemulens as polymeric emulsifiers are able to stabilize o/w type emulsions because their short lipophilic part integrates into the oil droplets while their long hydrophilic part forms a micro gel around the droplet. In our present study the microstructure and integration of the polymeric emulsifier at the water-oil interface was investigated with thermogravimetric and microscopical methods. It was established that depending on the amount of both of the polymeric emulsifier and added coemulsifier the microstructure of the system changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Confocal laser scanning microscopy
  • Gel-emulsion
  • Microstructure
  • Polymeric emulsifier
  • Thermogravimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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