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Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals (2020)
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Binks, B. P., & Shi, H. (in press). 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.

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

Oleofoams are dispersions of gas bubbles in a continuous oil phase and can be stabilised 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.

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

A novel surfactant, 6-((1R,4aS)-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9,10,10a-octahydro-phenanthrene-1-carboxamido)-N,N-dimethylhexan-1-amine oxide (abbreviated as R-6-AO) derived from dehydroabietic acid has been synthesized which behaves as a highl... 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.

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, 21(15), 4062-4068. 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 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, 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.

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), https://doi.org/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 about Inducing drop to bubble transformation via resonance in ultrasound.

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 about Self-propulsion of water-supported liquid marbles filled with sulfuric acid.

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. https://doi.org/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 about High-Internal-Phase Pickering emulsions stabilized solely by Peanut-Protein-Isolate microgel particles with multiple potential applications.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Van der Waals Emulsions: Emulsions Stabilized by Surface-Inactive, Hydrophilic Particles via van der Waals Attraction.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Novel oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by ionic surfactant and similarly charged nanoparticles at very low concentrations.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Phase inversion of colored Pickering emulsions stabilized by organic pigment particle mixtures.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Heterogeneous Pd catalysts as emulsifiers in Pickering emulsions for integrated multistep synthesis in flow chemistry.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Surface-active hollow titanosilicate particles as a Pickering interfacial catalyst for liquid-phase alkene epoxidation reactions.


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