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Properties and Uses of Microemulsions

Edited by Desiree Nedra Karunaratne

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Properties and Uses of Microemulsions is intended to provide the reader with some important applications and features of these systems. The intricate composition of microemulsions has made them applicable in many areas such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, agriculture, oil recovery, chemical synthesis of nanoparticles, and catalysts. An introductory chapter starts off with the description of these applications followed by methods of characterization. Thereafter, a few practical applications of microemulsions focusing on drug delivery, oil recovery, and formation of nanocatalysts are described followed by the third section discussing the theoretical and physical parameters predicting microemulsion properties. The use of spin-polarized paramagnetic probes, bending energetics, and study of self-propelled motion are some of the physical parameters employed to characterize the microemulsions.

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Properties and Uses of MicroemulsionsEdited by Desiree Nedra Karunaratne

Published: May 24th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63187

ISBN: 978-953-51-3172-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3171-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4825-8

Copyright year: 2017

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12457 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Microemulsions

By D. Nedra Karunaratne, Geethi Pamunuwa and Udayana Ranatunga


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2. Development of Microemulsion Dermal Products Based on Avocado Oil for Topical Administration

By Lacramioara Ochiuz and Manuela Hortolomei


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3. Microemulsion Applications in Carbonate Reservoir Stimulation

By Christopher N. Fredd, Mark L. Hoefner and H. Scott Fogler


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4. Microemulsion Route for the Synthesis of Nano-Structured Catalytic Materials

By Tajamal Hussain and Rabia Batool


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5. Investigation of Liquid‐Phase Inhomogeneity on the Nanometer Scale Using Spin‐Polarized Paramagnetic Probes

By Valery F. Tarasov and Malcolm D.E. Forbes


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6. Thermodynamics and Bending Energetics of Microemulsions

By L. Magnus Bergström


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7. Self-Propelled Motion of Micrometer-Sized Oil Droplets in Aqueous Solution of Surfactant

By Taisuke Banno, Taro Toyota and Kouichi Asakura


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8. Influence of Amphiphiles on Percolation of AOT-Based Microemulsions Prediction Using Artificial Neural Networks

By Gonzalo Astray, Antonio Cid, Oscar Adrián Moldes and Juan Carlos Mejuto


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