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Effect of Particle Wettability and Particle Concentration on the Enzymatic Dehydration of n-Octanaloxime in Pickering Emulsions (2020)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., Schober, L., Hinzmann, A., Gröger, H., & Binks, B. P. (2020). Effect of Particle Wettability and Particle Concentration on the Enzymatic Dehydration of n-Octanaloxime in Pickering Emulsions. Angewandte Chemie, 59, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202013171

© 2020 The Authors. Angewandte Chemie International Edition published by Wiley-VCH GmbH Pickering emulsion systems have emerged as platforms for the synthesis of organic molecules in biphasic biocatalysis. Herein, the catalytic performance was evalua... Read More about Effect of Particle Wettability and Particle Concentration on the Enzymatic Dehydration of n-Octanaloxime in Pickering Emulsions.

Light‐Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil‐in‐Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis (2020)
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Li, Z., Shi, Y., Zhu, A., Zhao, Y., Wang, H., Binks, B. P., & Wang, J. (in press). Light‐Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil‐in‐Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis. Angewandte Chemie, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202010750

Pickering emulsions are an excellent platform for interfacial catalysis. However, developing simple and efficient strategies to achieve product separation and catalyst and emulsifier recovery is still a challenge. Herein, we report the reversible tra... Read More about Light‐Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil‐in‐Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis.

Foaming honey: particle or molecular foaming agent? (2020)
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Tyowua, A. T., Echendu, A. M., Yiase, S. G., Adejo, S. O., Leke, L., Mbawuaga, E. M., & Binks, B. P. (in press). Foaming honey: particle or molecular foaming agent?. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/01932691.2020.1845718

Honey foam was prepared using particle (precipitated CaCO3) or molecular (sodium lauryl sulfate) foaming agent. We noted the foam volume and the time it took a foam sample to collapse completely so as to determine the best foaming agent. Foams were p... Read More about Foaming honey: particle or molecular foaming agent?.

Catalysis in Pickering emulsions (2020)
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Rodriguez, A. M. B., & Binks, B. P. (2020). Catalysis in Pickering emulsions. Soft matter, 16(45), 10221-10243. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sm01636e

Particle-stabilised or Pickering emulsions are versatile systems. In the past 10 years a new application has emerged in the field of catalysis to use them as vehicles to carry out catalytic reactions, allowing a more environmentally friendly process... Read More about Catalysis in Pickering emulsions.

Light-Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil-in-Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis (2020)
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Wang, J., Li, Z., Shi, Y., Zhu, A., Zhao, Y., Wang, H., …Wang, J. (in press). Light-Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil-in-Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis. Angewandte Chemie, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202010750

© 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH Pickering emulsions are an excellent platform for interfacial catalysis. However, developing simple and efficient strategies to achieve product separation and catalyst and emulsifier recovery is still a challenge. Herein, we rep... Read More about Light-Responsive, Reversible Emulsification and Demulsification of Oil-in-Water Pickering Emulsions for Catalysis.

Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides (2020)
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Liu, Y., & Binks, B. P. (2021). Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides. Journal of colloid and interface science, 583, 522-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.09.043

© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Hypothesis: Can vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides be aerated to yield stable oil foams? This is based on the idea that cooling of vegetable oil results in the formation of crystals of certain triglyceride chain l... Read More about Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides.

Responsive Photonic Liquid Marbles (2020)
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Anyfantakis, M., Jampani, V. S., Kizhakidathazhath, R., Binks, B. P., & Lagerwall, J. P. (2020). Responsive Photonic Liquid Marbles. Angewandte Chemie, 59(43), 19260-19267. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202008210

Liquid marbles have potential to serve as mini-reactors for fabricating new materials, but this has been exploited little and mostly for conventional chemical reactions. Here, we uncover the unparalleled capability of liquid marbles to act as platfor... Read More about Responsive Photonic Liquid Marbles.

Composite Liquid Marbles as a Macroscopic Model System Representing Shedding of Enveloped Viruses (2020)
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Roy, P. K., Binks, B. P., Fujii, S., Shoval, S., & Bormashenko, E. (2020). Composite Liquid Marbles as a Macroscopic Model System Representing Shedding of Enveloped Viruses. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11(11), 4279-4285. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01230

Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society. A model macroscopic system imitating the entry of viruses into living cells is suggested. The system represents the contact of a composite (core-shell) liquid marble with hydrophobic/hydrophilic particles.... Read More about Composite Liquid Marbles as a Macroscopic Model System Representing Shedding of Enveloped Viruses.

Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology (2020)
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Saha, S., Saint-Michel, B., Leynes, V., Binks, B. P., & Garbin, V. (2020). Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology. Rheologica Acta, 59(4), 255-266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00397-020-01192-x

Oleofoams are dispersions of gas bubbles in a continuous oil phase and can be stabilized by crystals of fatty acids or waxes adsorbing at the oil-air interface. Because excess crystals in the continuous phase form an oleogel, an effect of the bulk rh... Read More about Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology.

Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals (2020)
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Binks, B. P., & Shi, H. (2020). Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 36(4), 991-1002. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03862

Aqueous foams are used extensively in many fields and anionic surfactants are commonly used foaming agents. However, potential trouble may arise when they are utilized in hard water areas and/or at low temperatures. Anionic surfactants, like sodium d... Read More about Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals.

Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid (2019)
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Yan, T., Song, B., Pei, X., Cui, Z., Yang, H., & Binks, B. P. (2020). Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid. Angewandte Chemie, 59(2), 637-641. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201907774

A surfactant, R-6-AO, derived from dehydroabietic acid has been synthesized. It behaves as a highly efficient low-molecular-weight hydrogelator with an extremely low critical gelation concentration (CGC) of 0.18 wt % (4 mm). R-6-AO not only stabiliz... Read More about Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid.

Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates (2019)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., & Binks, B. P. (2019). Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 44, 107-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cocis.2019.09.006

Following the resurgence of interest in particle-stabilised or Pickering emulsions recently, the preparation of capsules from such templates has become feasible. We review some of the recent activity in this area and focus on both the methods used to... Read More about Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates.

Electrocoalescence of liquid marbles driven by embedded electrodes for triggering bioreactions (2019)
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Binks, B. P., Zhang, Y., Fu, X., Guo, W., Deng, Y., & Shum, H. C. (2019). Electrocoalescence of liquid marbles driven by embedded electrodes for triggering bioreactions. Lab on a chip, 19(20), 3526-3534. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9lc00722a

Liquid marbles need to be controlled precisely to benefit applications, for instance, as microreactors on digital microfluidic platforms for chemical and biological assays. In this work, a strategy is introduced to coalesce liquid marbles via electro... Read More about Electrocoalescence of liquid marbles driven by embedded electrodes for triggering bioreactions.

Biphasic biocatalysis using a CO2-switchable Pickering emulsion (2019)
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Yu, S., Zhang, D., Jiang, J., Cui, Z., Xia, W., Binks, B. P., & Yang, H. (2019). Biphasic biocatalysis using a CO2-switchable Pickering emulsion. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 21(15), 4062-4068. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8gc03879a

Biphasic biocatalyses such as the hydrolysis of olive oil and the esterification of octanol with oleic acid were performed in a CO2/N2-switchable Pickering oil-in-water emulsion stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in situ by a CO2/N2-swi... Read More about Biphasic biocatalysis using a CO2-switchable Pickering emulsion.

Emulsions stabilized with polyelectrolyte complexes prepared from a mixture of a weak and a strong polyelectrolyte (2019)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., Binks, B. P., & Sekine, T. (2019). Emulsions stabilized with polyelectrolyte complexes prepared from a mixture of a weak and a strong polyelectrolyte. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 35(20), 6693-6707. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00897

The possibility of stabilizing emulsions with polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) obtained from the interaction of two non-surface-active oppositely charged polyelectrolytes (PEL) is described. Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and poly(4-styrene sulf... Read More about Emulsions stabilized with polyelectrolyte complexes prepared from a mixture of a weak and a strong polyelectrolyte.

Pickering emulsion-enhanced interfacial biocatalysis: tailored alginate microparticles act as particulate emulsifier and enzyme carrier (2019)
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Yang, X., Wang, Y., Bai, R., Ma, H., Wang, W., Sun, H., …Meng, T. (2019). Pickering emulsion-enhanced interfacial biocatalysis: tailored alginate microparticles act as particulate emulsifier and enzyme carrier. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 21(9), 2229-2233. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8gc03573c

A robust Pickering emulsion stabilized by lipase-immobilized alginate gel microparticles with a coating of silanized titania nanoparticles is developed for biphasic biocatalysis. The good recyclability and high stability of the proposed interfacial c... Read More about Pickering emulsion-enhanced interfacial biocatalysis: tailored alginate microparticles act as particulate emulsifier and enzyme carrier.

Adsorption and crystallization of particles at the air–water interface induced by minute amounts of surfactant (2018)
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Anyfantakis, M., Vialetto, J., Best, A., Auernhammer, G. K., Butt, H., Binks, B. P., & Baigl, D. (2018). Adsorption and crystallization of particles at the air–water interface induced by minute amounts of surfactant. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(50), 15526-15536. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03233

Controlling the organization of particles at liquid-gas interfaces usually relies on multiphasic preparations and external applied forces. Here, we show that micromolar amounts of a conventional cationic surfactant induce, in a single step, both adso... Read More about Adsorption and crystallization of particles at the air–water interface induced by minute amounts of surfactant.

Shape evolution and bubble formation of acoustically levitated drops (2018)
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Di, W., Zhang, Z., Li, L., Lin, K., Li, J., Li, X., …Zang, D. (2018). Shape evolution and bubble formation of acoustically levitated drops. Physical Review Fluids, 3, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.103606

In this study, we investigated the shape evolution and bubble formation of acoustically levitated drops upon increasing the sound intensity. Here, a levitated liquid drop evolves progressively from an oblate spheroidal shape to a flattened film to a... Read More about Shape evolution and bubble formation of acoustically levitated drops.

Quantifying surface properties of silica particles by combining Hansen Parameters and Reichardt's Dye indicator data (2018)
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Stauch, C., Süß, S., Luxenhofer, R., Binks, B. P., Segets, D., & Mandel, K. (2018). Quantifying surface properties of silica particles by combining Hansen Parameters and Reichardt's Dye indicator data. Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 35(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/ppsc.201800328

To obtain quantitative understanding of the effects of a chemisorbed organic modification on the surface of particles, the use of Reichardt's dye (RD) and Hansen solubility parameter (HSP) is discussed, whereby the S should be understood in terms of... Read More about Quantifying surface properties of silica particles by combining Hansen Parameters and Reichardt's Dye indicator data.

Controlled actuation of liquid marbles on a dielectric (2018)
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Fu, X., Zhang, Y., Yuan, H., Binks, B. P., & Shum, H. C. (2018). Controlled actuation of liquid marbles on a dielectric. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(41), 34822-34827. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b13111

Motivated by the great potential of droplet microreactors for chemical and biological applications, a general and robust method utilizing an electric field is developed for sustained, directional and two-dimensional manipulation of nonwetting droplet... Read More about Controlled actuation of liquid marbles on a dielectric.