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Evaporation of particle-stabilised emulsion sunscreen films (2016)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Johnson, A. J., Marinopoulos, I., Crowther, J. M., & Thompson, M. A. (2016). Evaporation of particle-stabilised emulsion sunscreen films. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8(33), 21201-21213. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b06310

We recently showed (Binks et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b02696) how evaporation of sunscreen films consisting of solutions of molecular UV filters leads to loss of UV light absorption and derived sun protection facto... Read More about Evaporation of particle-stabilised emulsion sunscreen films.

Pickering emulsions responsive to CO₂/N₂ and light dual stimuli at ambient temperature (2016)
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Jiang, J., Ma, Y., Cui, Z., & Binks, B. P. (2016). Pickering emulsions responsive to CO₂/N₂ and light dual stimuli at ambient temperature. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(34), 8668-8675. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01475

A dual stimulus-responsive n-octane-in-water Pickering emulsion with CO₂/N₂ and light triggers is prepared using negatively charged silica nanoparticles in combination with a trace amount of dual switchable surfactant, 4-butyl-4-(4-N,N-dimethylbutoxy... Read More about Pickering emulsions responsive to CO₂/N₂ and light dual stimuli at ambient temperature.

Compartmentalized droplets for continuous flow liquid-liquid interface catalysis (2016)
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Zhang, M., Wei, L., Chen, H., Du, Z., Binks, B. P., & Yang, H. (2016). Compartmentalized droplets for continuous flow liquid-liquid interface catalysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(32), 10173-10183. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b04265

To address the limitations of batch organic-aqueous biphasic catalysis, we develop a conceptually novel method termed Flow Pickering Emulsion or FPE, to process biphasic reactions in a continuous flow fashion. This method involves the compartmentaliz... Read More about Compartmentalized droplets for continuous flow liquid-liquid interface catalysis.

Novel stabilisation of emulsions by soft particles: polyelectrolyte complexes (2016)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., Binks, B. P., & Sekine, T. (2016). Novel stabilisation of emulsions by soft particles: polyelectrolyte complexes. Faraday Discussions, 191, 255-285. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6fd00011h

We put forward the concept of a novel particle stabiliser of oil-water emulsions being the polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) formed between oppositely charged water-soluble polymers, in cases where either polymer alone is incapable of stabilising an emul... Read More about Novel stabilisation of emulsions by soft particles: polyelectrolyte complexes.

Evaporation of Sunscreen Films: How the UV Protection Properties Change (2016)
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Binks, B. P., Brown, J., Fletcher, P. D., Johnson, A. J., Marinopoulos, I., Crowther, J. M., & Thompson, M. A. (2016). Evaporation of Sunscreen Films: How the UV Protection Properties Change. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8(21), 13270-13281. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b02696

© 2016 American Chemical Society. We have investigated the evaporation of thin sunscreen films and how the light absorption and the derived sun protection factor (SPF) change. For films consisting of solutions of common UV filters in propylene glycol... Read More about Evaporation of Sunscreen Films: How the UV Protection Properties Change.

Whipped oil stabilised by surfactant crystals (2016)
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Binks, B. P., Garvey, E. J., & Vieira, J. (2016). Whipped oil stabilised by surfactant crystals. Chemical science, 7(4), 2621-2632. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6sc00046k

We describe a protocol for preparing very stable air-in-oil foams starting with a one-phase oil solution of a fatty acid (myristic acid) in high oleic sunflower oil at high temperature. Upon cooling below the solubility limit, a two-phase mixture con... Read More about Whipped oil stabilised by surfactant crystals.

Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydrophilic nanoparticles: in situ surface modification by oil (2016)
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Binks, B. P., & Yin, D. (2016). Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydrophilic nanoparticles: in situ surface modification by oil. Soft matter, 12(32), 6858-6867. doi:10.1039/C6SM01214K

We propose a novel route for the stabilization of oil-in-water Pickering emulsions using inherently hydrophilic nanoparticles. In the case of dialkyl adipate oils, in situ hydrophobisation of the particles by dissolved oil molecules in the aqueous ph... Read More about Pickering emulsions stabilized by hydrophilic nanoparticles: in situ surface modification by oil.

Design of surface-active artificial enzyme particles to stabilize Pickering emulsions for high-performance biphasic biocatalysis (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Chen, Z., Ji, H., Ju, E., Qu, X., Ren, J., & Zhao, C. (2016). Design of surface-active artificial enzyme particles to stabilize Pickering emulsions for high-performance biphasic biocatalysis. Advanced materials, 28(8), 1682-1688. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201504557

© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Surface-active artificial enzymes (SAEs) are designed and constructed by a general and novel strategy. These SAEs can simultaneously stabilize Pickering emulsions and catalyze biphasic biotransform... Read More about Design of surface-active artificial enzyme particles to stabilize Pickering emulsions for high-performance biphasic biocatalysis.

Oil-in-oil emulsions stabilised solely by solid particles (2015)
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Binks, B. P., & Tyowua, A. T. (2016). Oil-in-oil emulsions stabilised solely by solid particles. Soft matter, 12(3), 876-887. doi:10.1039/c5sm02438b

A brief review of the stabilisation of emulsions of two immiscible oils is given. We then describe the use of fumed silica particles coated with either hydrocarbon or fluorocarbon groups in acting as sole stabilisers of emulsions of various vegetable... Read More about Oil-in-oil emulsions stabilised solely by solid particles.

Responsive aqueous foams stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in situ with a conventional surfactant (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Cui, Z., Jiang, J., Pei, X., & Zhu, Y. (2015). Responsive aqueous foams stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in situ with a conventional surfactant. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(47), 12937-12943. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03681

In the recent past, switchable surfactants and switchable/stimulus-responsive surface-active particles have been of great interest. Both can be transformed between surface-active and surface-inactive states via several triggers, making them recoverab... Read More about Responsive aqueous foams stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in situ with a conventional surfactant.

pH-responsive gas–water–solid interface for multiphase catalysis (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Cheng, F., Huang, J., & Yang, H. (2015). pH-responsive gas–water–solid interface for multiphase catalysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(47), (15015-15025). doi:10.1021/jacs.5b09790. ISSN 0002-7863

© 2015 American Chemical Society. Despite their wide utility in laboratory synthesis and industrial fabrication, gas-water-solid multiphase catalysis reactions often suffer from low reaction efficiency because of the low solubility of gases in water.... Read More about pH-responsive gas–water–solid interface for multiphase catalysis.

Switchable opening and closing of a liquid marble via ultrasonic levitation (2015)
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Zang, D., Li, J., Chen, Z., Zhai, Z., Geng, X., & Binks, B. P. (2015). Switchable opening and closing of a liquid marble via ultrasonic levitation. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(42), (11502-11507). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02917. ISSN 0743-7463

Liquid marbles have promising applications in the field of microreactors, where the opening and closing of their surfaces plays a central role. We have levitated liquid water marbles using an acoustic levitator and, thereby, achieved the manipulation... Read More about Switchable opening and closing of a liquid marble via ultrasonic levitation.

Mechanical compression to characterize the robustness of liquid marbles (2015)
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Liu, Z., Fu, X., Binks, B. P., & Shum, H. C. (2015). Mechanical compression to characterize the robustness of liquid marbles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(41), 11236-11242. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02792

In this work, we have devised a new approach to measure the critical pressure that a liquid marble can withstand. A liquid marble is gradually squeezed under a mechanical compression applied by two parallel plates. It ruptures at a sufficiently large... Read More about Mechanical compression to characterize the robustness of liquid marbles.

Stabilization of Pickering Emulsions with Oppositely Charged Latex Particles: Influence of Various Parameters and Particle Arrangement around Droplets (2015)
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Nallamilli, T., Binks, B. P., Mani, E., & Basavaraj, M. G. (2015). Stabilization of Pickering Emulsions with Oppositely Charged Latex Particles: Influence of Various Parameters and Particle Arrangement around Droplets. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(41), 11200-11208. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02443

© 2015 American Chemical Society. In this study we explore the fundamental aspects of Pickering emulsions stabilized by oppositely charged particles. Using oppositely charged latex particles as a model system, Pickering emulsions with good long-term... Read More about Stabilization of Pickering Emulsions with Oppositely Charged Latex Particles: Influence of Various Parameters and Particle Arrangement around Droplets.

Particles at oil–air surfaces : powdered oil, liquid oil marbles, and oil foam (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Johnston, S. K., Sekine, T., & Tyowua, A. T. (2015). Particles at oil–air surfaces : powdered oil, liquid oil marbles, and oil foam. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(26), 14328-14337. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b02890

The type of material stabilized by four kinds of fluorinated particles (sericite and bentonite platelet clays and spherical zinc oxide) in air–oil mixtures has been investigated. It depends on the particle wettability and the degree of shear. Upon vi... Read More about Particles at oil–air surfaces : powdered oil, liquid oil marbles, and oil foam.

Self-propulsion of liquid marbles: Leidenfrost-like levitation driven by marangoni flow (2015)
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Bormashenko, E., Bormashenko, Y., Grynyov, R., Aharoni, H., Whyman, G., & Binks, B. P. (2015). Self-propulsion of liquid marbles: Leidenfrost-like levitation driven by marangoni flow. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 119(18), 9910-9915. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01307

Self-propulsion of liquid marbles filled with aqueous alcohol solutions and placed on a water surface is reported. The characteristic velocity of the marbles is ca. 0.1 m/s. The phenomenon of self-propulsion is related to the Marangoni solutocapillar... Read More about Self-propulsion of liquid marbles: Leidenfrost-like levitation driven by marangoni flow.

CO2 capture by dry alkanolamines and an efficient microwave regeneration process (2015)
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Yang, J., Tan, H. Y., Low, Q. X., Binks, B. P., & Chin, J. M. (2015). CO2 capture by dry alkanolamines and an efficient microwave regeneration process. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability /, 3(12), 6440-6446. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ta06273f

Removal of acidic gases such as H2S and CO2 is performed during the purification of raw natural gas, most commonly using amine gas treatment. However, this industrially entrenched method is limited by significant shortcomings including low operationa... Read More about CO2 capture by dry alkanolamines and an efficient microwave regeneration process.

How polymer additives reduce the pour point of hydrocarbon solvents containing wax crystals (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Roberts, N. A., Dunkerley, J., Greenfield, H., Mastrangelo, A., & Trickett, K. (2015). How polymer additives reduce the pour point of hydrocarbon solvents containing wax crystals. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 17(6), 4107-4117. doi:10.1039/c4cp04329d

We have investigated how four different pour point depressant (PPD) polymers affect the pour point transition in mixtures of a single pure wax in a solvent. We used either n-eicosane (C20), CH3(CH2)18CH3, n-tetracosane (C24), CH3(CH2)22CH3 or n-hexat... Read More about How polymer additives reduce the pour point of hydrocarbon solvents containing wax crystals.

Compartmentalization of incompatible reagents within Pickering emulsion droplets for one-pot cascade reactions (2014)
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Yang, H., Fu, L., Wei, L., Liang, J., & Binks, B. P. (2015). Compartmentalization of incompatible reagents within Pickering emulsion droplets for one-pot cascade reactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(3), (1362-1371). doi:10.1021/ja512337z. ISSN 0002-7863

It is a dream that future synthetic chemistry can mimic living systems to process multistep cascade reactions in a one-pot fashion. One of the key challenges is the mutual destruction of incompatible or opposing reagents, for example, acid and base,... Read More about Compartmentalization of incompatible reagents within Pickering emulsion droplets for one-pot cascade reactions.

Emulsions stabilised by whey protein microgel particles: Towards food-grade Pickering emulsions (2014)
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Destribats, M., Rouvet, M., Gehin-Delval, C., Schmitt, C., & Binks, B. P. (2014). Emulsions stabilised by whey protein microgel particles: Towards food-grade Pickering emulsions. Soft matter, 10(36), 6941-6954. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4sm00179f

We have investigated a new class of food-grade particles, whey protein microgels, as stabilisers of triglyceride-water emulsions. The sub-micron particles stabilized oil-in-water emulsions at all pH with and without salt. All emulsions creamed but ex... Read More about Emulsions stabilised by whey protein microgel particles: Towards food-grade Pickering emulsions.