Crystallisation of oil-in-water emulsions: Amphiphile directed nucleation in aqueous emulsions of m-chloronitrobenzene

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  • External authors:
  • A. M. Hilton
  • J. Garside
  • M. De La Fuente
  • M. Edmondson
  • P. Rainsford


Despite significant research on the packing and nucleation characteristics of amphiphiles at the air/aqueous solution interface, surprisingly little is known about the selection or design of emulsifiers for controlling crystallisation at the industrially more relevant oil/water interface, as found in emulsions. In this contribution, a combination of nucleation studies, interfacial tension measurements and X-ray powder diffractometry have been used to probe the relationship between nucleation temperature, physical form of crystals, emulsifier molecular structure and the extent of ordering and molecular recognition at the interface between m-chloronitrobenzene and water.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1927-1933
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 1996