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Electrostatically gated membrane permeability in inorganic protocells (2013)
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Li, M., Harbron, R. L., Weaver, J. V., Binks, B. P., & Mann, S. (2013). Electrostatically gated membrane permeability in inorganic protocells. Nature Chemistry, 5(6), (529-536). doi:10.1038/nchem.1644. ISSN 1755-4330

Although several strategies are now available to produce functional microcompartments analogous to primitive cell-like structures, little progress has been made in generating protocell constructs with self-controlled membrane permeability. Here we de... Read More

Influence of the degree of fluorination on the behaviour of silica particles at air–oil surfaces (2012)
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Binks, B. P., & Tyowua, A. T. (2012). Influence of the degree of fluorination on the behaviour of silica particles at air–oil surfaces. Soft matter, 9(3), 834-845. doi:10.1039/C2SM27395K

We study the behaviour of fumed silica particles coated to different extents with a perfluoro-alkoxysilane in mixtures of air and liquid, for liquids ranging from non-polar hydrocarbons and polar oils to glycerol and water. Comparisons are made with... Read More

How membrane permeation is affected by donor delivery solvent (2012)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Johnson, A. J., & Elliott, R. P. (2012). How membrane permeation is affected by donor delivery solvent. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 14(44), 15525-15538. doi:10.1039/c2cp42747h

We investigate theoretically and experimentally how the rate and extent of membrane permeation is affected by switching the donor delivery solvent from water to squalane for different permeants and membranes. In a model based on rate-limiting membran... Read More

Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores (2012)
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Diego-Taboada, A., Cousson, P., Raynaud, E., Huang, Y., Lorch, M., Binks, B. P., …Mackenzie, G. (2012). Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores. Journal of materials chemistry, 22(19), 9767-9773. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm00103a

Microcapsules were obtained conveniently from Lycopodium clavatum spores possessing either a single layered shell of sporopollenin (exine) or double layered shell of sporopollenin and cellulose with an inner layer (intine). These microcapsules were f... Read More

Membrane permeation of testosterone from either solutions, particle dispersions, or particle-stabilized emulsions (2012)
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Elliott, R. P., Johnson, A. J., Fletcher, P. D. I., & Binks, B. P. (2012). Membrane permeation of testosterone from either solutions, particle dispersions, or particle-stabilized emulsions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(5), 2510-2522. doi:10.1021/la204755m

We derive a unified model that accounts for the variation in extent and rate of membrane permeation by a permeating species with the type of donor compartment formulation (aqueous and oil solutions, particle dispersions, and oil-in-water and water-in... Read More

Oil Powders and Gels from Particle-Stabilized Emulsions (2012)
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Adelmann, H., Binks, B. P., & Mezzenga, R. (2012). Oil Powders and Gels from Particle-Stabilized Emulsions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(3), 1694-1697. https://doi.org/10.1021/la204811c

We report on the use of silica particle-stabilized oil-in-water emulsions as a template for the preparation of oil powders and gels obtained in a single step by either slow or rapid evaporation of water using freeze-drying or spray-drying, respective... Read More

Particle stabilization of oil-in-water-in-air materials: Powdered emulsions (2012)
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Murakami, R., Moriyama, H., Yamamoto, M., Binks, B. P., & Rocher, A. (2012). Particle stabilization of oil-in-water-in-air materials: Powdered emulsions. Advanced materials, 24(6), 767-771. doi:10.1002/adma.201104089

Drops of a particle-stabilised oil-in-water emulsion are encapsulated in air by using hydrophobic silica particles. Such systems, termed oil-in-water-in-air powdered emulsions, show free-flowing behavior. Successful preparation of the material is ach... Read More

Multiple phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by in situ surface activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Fatty Acids (2011)
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Cui, Z. -., Cui, C. -., Zhu, Y., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Multiple phase inversion of emulsions stabilized by in situ surface activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Fatty Acids. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(1), 314-320. doi:10.1021/la204021v

The in situ surface activation of raw CaCO3 nanoparticles by interaction with a series of sodium carboxylates of chain length between 6 and 12 as well as sodium 2-ethylhexylsulfosuccinate (AOT) was studied, and the impact of this on the stabilization... Read More

Pickering emulsions stabilized by surface-modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles (2011)
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Zhou, J., Wang, L., Qiao, X., Binks, B. P., & Sun, K. (2012). Pickering emulsions stabilized by surface-modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Journal of colloid and interface science, 367(1), (213-224). doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.11.001. ISSN 0021-9797

Unmodified Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles do not stabilize Pickering emulsions of a polar oil like butyl butyrate. In order to obtain stable emulsions, the Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles were modified by either carboxylic acid (RCOOH) or silane coupling agents (RSi(... Read More

Effect of added diols (glycols) on the emulsion properties of oil, water and surfactant mixtures (2011)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Thompson, M. A., & Elliott, R. P. (2011). Effect of added diols (glycols) on the emulsion properties of oil, water and surfactant mixtures. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 390(1-3), (67-73). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.09.005. ISSN 0927-7757

We have investigated the effects of addition of various diols on the properties of water–paraffin emulsions stabilised by non-ionic surfactants. Diols do not partition to the oil phase of these emulsions to any significant extent. Diol addition... Read More

In vitro gene expression and enzyme catalysis in bio-inorganic protocells (2011)
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Li, M., Green, D. C., Anderson, J. L. R., Binks, B. P., & Mann, S. (2011). In vitro gene expression and enzyme catalysis in bio-inorganic protocells. Chemical science, 2(9), 1739-1745. doi:10.1039/c1sc00183c

Silica nanoparticles with a balance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic surface properties exhibit surfactant-like behaviour, and as a consequence can strongly adsorb at oil/water interfaces to stabilize the formation of water micro-droplets. Here we expl... Read More

Inversion of particle-stabilized emulsions of partially miscible liquids by mild drying of modified silica particles (2011)
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White, K. A., Schofield, A. B., Wormald, P., Tavacoli, J. W., Clegg, P. S., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Inversion of particle-stabilized emulsions of partially miscible liquids by mild drying of modified silica particles. Journal of colloid and interface science, 359(1), (126-135). doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.03.074. ISSN 0021-9797

Using a system of modified silica particles and mixtures of water and 2,6-lutidine to form particle-stabilized emulsions, we show that subtle alterations to the hydration of the particle surface can cause major shifts in emulsion structure. We use fl... Read More

Liquid marbles stabilized by graphite particles from aqueous surfactant solutions (2011)
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Doganci, M. D., Sesli, B. U., Erbil, H. Y., Salama, I. E., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Liquid marbles stabilized by graphite particles from aqueous surfactant solutions. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 384(1-3), (417-426). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.04.027. ISSN 0927-7757

When a hydrophobic powder encapsulates a liquid drop, it forms a liquid marble which is non-wetting and behaves as a micro-reservoir of the liquid able to move without any leakage. In this work, we successfully prepared liquid marbles by encapsulatin... Read More

Influence of the contact angle of silica nanoparticles at the air–water interface on the mechanical properties of the layers composed of these particles (2011)
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Zang, D., Rio, E., Delon, G., Langevin, D., Wei, B., & Binks, B. (2011). Influence of the contact angle of silica nanoparticles at the air–water interface on the mechanical properties of the layers composed of these particles. Molecular Physics, 109(7-10), (1057-1066). doi:10.1080/00268976.2010.542778. ISSN 0026-8976

We have studied the properties (surface pressure, compression and shear moduli, texture) of silica nanoparticle layers at the air-water interface. Particle hydrophobicity or, equivalently, the contact angle between particles, air and water, is the ma... Read More

Sporopollenin capsules at fluid interfaces: Particle-stabilised emulsions and liquid marbles (2011)
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Binks, B. P., Boa, A. N., Kibble, M. A., MacKenzie, G., & Rocher, A. (2011). Sporopollenin capsules at fluid interfaces: Particle-stabilised emulsions and liquid marbles. Soft matter, 7(8), 4017-4024. doi:10.1039/c0sm01516d

Hollow particles of sporopollenin from spores of the plant Lycopodium clavatum have been prepared. These particles possess ionisable groups on their surface such that they become increasingly negatively charged with an increase in pH. The particles a... Read More

Magnetic Pickering emulsions stabilized by Fe3O4 nanoparticles (2011)
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Zhou, J., Qiao, X., Binks, B. P., Sun, K., Bai, M., Li, Y., & Liu, Y. (2011). Magnetic Pickering emulsions stabilized by Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(7), 3308-3316. doi:10.1021/la1036844

Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles prepared by a classical coprecipitation method were used as the stabilizer to prepare magnetic Pickering emulsions, and the effects of particle concentration, oil/water volume ratio, and oil polarity on the type,... Read More

Aqueous foams stabilized solely by particles (2011)
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Stocco, A., Rio, E., Binks, B. P., & Langevin, D. (2011). Aqueous foams stabilized solely by particles. Soft matter, 7(4), 1260-1267. doi:10.1039/c0sm01290d

Foams are dispersions of bubbles in liquids, often water. They are frequently stabilized by surfactant or polymer, but like Pickering emulsions, they can be also stabilized solely by particles. If the particles have a moderate hydrophobicity, the foa... Read More

The fate of oilfield corrosion inhibitors in multiphase systems (2010)
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Horsup, D. I., Clark, J. C., Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., & Hicks, J. T. (2010). The fate of oilfield corrosion inhibitors in multiphase systems. Corrosion, 66(3), 0360011-03600114. doi:10.5006/1.3360913

Corrosion inhibitors have been used for many years to protect oil and gas pipelines, The application of small quantifies of an inhibitor to production fluids is often one of the most cost-effective methods for, imparting corrosion protection in a sys... Read More

Oil foams stabilised solely by particles (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Rocher, A., & Kirkland, M. (2011). Oil foams stabilised solely by particles. Soft matter, 7(5), 1800-1808. doi:10.1039/c0sm01129k

The influence of the surface tension of the liquid (γla) on the material formed upon aerating mixtures of the liquid and fluoroethylene particles is investigated. For non-polar oils of relatively low tension, an oil dispersion of particles is f... Read More

Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Salama, I. E., Horsup, D. I., & Moore, J. A. (2011). Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(1), (469-473). doi:10.1021/la103570e. ISSN 0743-7463

We have investigated how the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor added to an aqueous solution to suppress the corrosion rate of steel is reduced by the addition of sand. The equilibrium adsorption isotherms of the inhibitor with respect to both th... Read More