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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., & Yang, H. (2019). Biphasic Biocatalysis using a CO2-Switchable Pickering Emulsion. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, https://doi.org/10.1039/c8gc03879a

Recyclable biphasic biocatalysis 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... Read More

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

Inducing drop to bubble transformation via resonance in ultrasound (2018)
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Zang, D., Li, L., Di, W., Zhang, Z., Ding, C., Chen, Z., …Geng, X. (2018). Inducing drop to bubble transformation via resonance in ultrasound. Nature communications, 9(1), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05949-0

Bubble formation plays an important role in industries concerned with mineral flotation, food, cosmetics, and materials, which requires additional energy to produce the liquid–gas interfaces. A naturally observed fact is, owing to the effect of surfa... Read More

Self-propulsion of water-supported liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid (2018)
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Frenkel, M., Dombrovsky, L., Multanen, V., Danchuk, V., Legchenkova, I., Shoval, S., …Bormashenko, E. (2018). Self-propulsion of water-supported liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(32), 7936-7942. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b06136

Self-propulsion of liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid and coated with hydrophobic fluorosilica powder on a water surface is reported. The prolonged self-propulsion of marbles occurs over a couple of minutes with a typical velocity of the center... Read More

High-Internal-Phase Pickering emulsions stabilized solely by Peanut-Protein-Isolate microgel particles with multiple potential applications (2018)
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Jiao, B., Shi, A., Wang, Q., & Binks, B. P. (2018). High-Internal-Phase Pickering emulsions stabilized solely by Peanut-Protein-Isolate microgel particles with multiple potential applications. Angewandte Chemie, 57(30), 9274-9278. doi:10.1002/anie.201801350

High‐internal‐phase Pickering emulsions have various applications in materials science. However, the biocompatibility and biodegradability of inorganic or synthetic stabilizers limit their applications. Herein, we describe high‐internal‐phase Pickeri... Read More

Van der Waals Emulsions: Emulsions Stabilized by Surface-Inactive, Hydrophilic Particles via van der Waals Attraction (2018)
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Marina, P. F., Cheng, C., Sedev, R., Stocco, A., Binks, B. P., & Wang, D. (2018). Van der Waals Emulsions: Emulsions Stabilized by Surface-Inactive, Hydrophilic Particles via van der Waals Attraction. Angewandte Chemie, 57(30), 9510-9514. doi:10.1002/anie.201805410

Surface-inactive, highly hydrophilic particles are utilized to effectively and reversibly stabilize oil-in-water emulsions. This is a result of attractive van der Waals forces between particles and oil droplets in water, which are sufficient to trap... Read More

Novel oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by ionic surfactant and similarly charged nanoparticles at very low concentrations (2018)
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Xu, M., Jiang, J., Pei, X., Song, B., Cui, Z., & Binks, B. P. (2018). Novel oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by ionic surfactant and similarly charged nanoparticles at very low concentrations. Angewandte Chemie, 57(26), 7738-7742. doi:10.1002/anie.201802266

Novel oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions are prepared which are stabilised by a cationic surfactant in combination with similarly charged alumina nanoparticles at concentrations as low as 10-5 M and 10-4 wt.%, respectively. The surfactant molecules adsorb... Read More

Phase inversion of colored Pickering emulsions stabilized by organic pigment particle mixtures (2018)
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Binks, B. P., & Olusanya, S. O. (2018). Phase inversion of colored Pickering emulsions stabilized by organic pigment particle mixtures. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(17), 5040-5051. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00715

Pickering emulsions stabilized by a mixture of coloured organic pigment particles of different hydrophobicity have been investigated at equal oil:water ratio and a fixed overall particle concentration by several complementary methods. Transitional ph... Read More

Heterogeneous Pd catalysts as emulsifiers in Pickering emulsions for integrated multistep synthesis in flow chemistry (2018)
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Hiebler, K., Lichtenegger, G. J., Maier, M. C., Park, E. S., Gonzales-Groom, R., Binks, B. P., & Gruber-Woelfler, H. (2018). Heterogeneous Pd catalysts as emulsifiers in Pickering emulsions for integrated multistep synthesis in flow chemistry. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 14, 648-658. doi:10.3762/bjoc.14.52

Within the “Compartmentalised Smart Factory” approach of the ONE-FLOW project the implementation of different catalysts in “compartments” provided by Pickering emulsions and their application in continuous flow is targeted. We present here the develo... Read More

Surface-active hollow titanosilicate particles as a Pickering interfacial catalyst for liquid-phase alkene epoxidation reactions (2017)
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Lv, G., Wang, F., Zhang, X., & Binks, B. P. (2018). Surface-active hollow titanosilicate particles as a Pickering interfacial catalyst for liquid-phase alkene epoxidation reactions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(1), 302-310. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03633

Design of catalyst particles bearing excellent catalytic activity and suitable surface wettability is the key to the successful application of Pickering interfacial catalysis. In this study, the epoxidation of 1-hexene and cyclohexene with aqueous hy... Read More

Emulsion stabilisation by complexes of oppositely charged synthetic polyelectrolytes (2017)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., Binks, B. P., & Sekine, T. (2018). Emulsion stabilisation by complexes of oppositely charged synthetic polyelectrolytes. Soft matter, 14(2), 239-254. doi:10.1039/c7sm01845b

We investigate the possibility of stabilising oil-water emulsions from the polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) obtained in mixtures of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte (poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride), PDADMAC) and a weak anionic one (poly(acryli... Read More

Ionic liquid droplet micro-reactor for catalysis reactions not at equilibrium (2017)
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Zhang, M., Ettelaie, R., Yan, T., Zhang, S., Cheng, F., Binks, B. P., & Yang, H. (2017). Ionic liquid droplet micro-reactor for catalysis reactions not at equilibrium. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(48), 17387-17396. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b07731

We develop a novel strategy to more effectively and controllably process continuous enzymatic or homogeneous catalysis reactions based on non-aqueous Pickering emulsions. A key element of this strategy is “bottom-up” construction of a macroscale cont... Read More

Superposition of translational and rotational motions under self-propulsion of liquid marbles filled by aqueous solutions of camphor (2017)
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Bormashenko, E. Y., Frenkel, M., Bormashenko, Y., Chaniel, G., Valtsifer, V. A., & Binks, B. P. (2017). Superposition of translational and rotational motions under self-propulsion of liquid marbles filled by aqueous solutions of camphor. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(46), 13234-13241. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03356

Self-locomotion of liquid marbles, coated with lycopodium or fumed fluorosilica powder, filled with a saturated aqueous solution of camphor and placed on a water/vapor interface is reported. Self-propelled marbles demonstrated a complicated motion, r... Read More

Converting metal-organic framework particles from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by an interfacial assembling route (2017)
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Zhang, F., Sang, X., Tan, X., Liu, C., Zhang, J., Luo, T., …Binks, B. P. (2017). Converting metal-organic framework particles from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by an interfacial assembling route. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(43), 12427-12433. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02365

Here we propose to modify the hydrophilicity of metal-organic framework (MOF) particles by an interfacial assembling route, which is based on the surface-active nature of MOF particles. It was found that hydrophilic UiO-66-NH₂ particles can be conver... Read More

Modeling the interfacial energy of surfactant-free amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles from phase inversion in Pickering emulsions (2017)
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Wu, D., Binks, B. P., & Honciuc, A. (2018). Modeling the interfacial energy of surfactant-free amphiphilic Janus nanoparticles from phase inversion in Pickering emulsions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(3), 1225-1233. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02331

Determining the interfacial energy of nanoparticles is very challenging via traditional methods that first require measuring the contact angle of several liquids of a sessile drop on pellets or capillary rise in powder beds. In this work, we propose... Read More