Nanoemulsion Processes Design and Applications
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 32862
Interests: surfactants; disperse systems; nanoemulsions; lipid nanocarriers; polymeric nanocarriers; encapsulation/solubilization processes; colloids; colloidal stability; photodynamic therapy; theranostics
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Surface-active amphiphilic compounds, unique in their structure, allowing the dissolution of one compound in two different solvents, form micellar aggregates—so-called associated colloids—equipped with a number of interesting features. Between the revealed systems, an important role may be played by nanoemulsions, as kinetically stable formulations with a strongly developed external surface at a relatively small volume and viscosity. These bluish/translucent isotropic dispersions, which comprise nano-domains/droplets (with general sizes 20-500 nm) coexisting in high kinetic equilibrium due to the presence of the surfactant layer at the oil/water interface, represent particularly interesting aggregates due to their high loading capacity and application potential.
This Special Issue focusses on the recent progress in the design, engineering, and physicochemical evaluation of novel nanoemulsion formulations. It will include research papers and review articles reflecting the most recent development in this dynamic research area, including nanoemulsions processes by low- or high-energy approaches, colloidal stability, drug solubilisation/encapsulation, and rheology, which can depend on many control parameters such as composition, concentration, size, charge, structural features of surfactants/emulsifying agents, and properties of the liquid/liquid interface.
Dr. Urszula Bazylinska
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- low-energy methods
- high-energy methods
- colloidal stability
- drug encapsulation/solubilisation