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Juan Mejuto

University of Vigo


Microemulsions Formulation Structure Stability Phase Behavior Characterization Methods X-ray diffraction Light Scattering SANS Viscosimetry Conductivity Ultrasonic Velocity NMR Solubilization ExtractionChemical Reactions Microheterogeneus Catalysis

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Microemulsions are self-aggregated colloidal systems formed by three or four components (continuous phase, dispersed phase and surfactant film -with the presence or not of a cosurfactant-). In them, micro drops of the dispersed phase are established within a continuous phase through the different surface agents used. These aggregate systems, that form spontaneously with the appropriate composition, have a large number of applications from the scientific and technological point of view. In this book we intend to compile an update of the knowledge about these aggregates both from their stability and properties (structure, stability, phase behavior and different microemulsions properties) and from the different applications in the world of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, agriculture and food technology and in the field of the new materials. Thus, we intend to address aspects related to solubilization and extraction process, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications, chemical reactions and microheterogeneous catalysis or its role as templates in nanomaterials synthesis.

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Date completed: October 9th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 11th 2020

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Review results due: July 30th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2020

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About the editor

Juan Mejuto

University of Vigo

Juan Carlos Mejuto is a Full Professor at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of Vigo at the Ourense Campus. He is the head of the Colloids group at the Ourense Campus. His research interest comprises (i) physical organic and physical inorganic chemistry, (ii) reactivity mechanisms inhomogeneous and microheterogeneous media, (iii) stability of self-assembly aggregates and (iv) supramolecular chemistry.

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