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March 14, 1936

The Theory of Emulsions and Their Technical Treatment

JAMA. 1936;106(11):946-947. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770110062032

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The definition of an emulsion as a system of two liquid phases, one of which is dispersed as globules in the other, immediately suggests the wide distribution of these systems in all biologic and technologic materials. In this edition of his well known treatise on emulsions, the author has thoroughly revised the text and extended it more than 50 per cent. More than half the volume is devoted to theoretical considerations of emulsions and borderline subjects, while the remainder deals with technical applications. The field covered is so vast that even a transcript of the table of contents fails to indicate the wide range of subjects treated. The book contains thirteen chapters dealing with dilute emulsions as oil hydrosols, the air/liquid interface, adsorption at liquid/liquid interfaces, emulsifying agents, properties of emulsions, theories of emulsions, dual emulsions and inversion of phases, emulsions in biologic investigations, miscellaneous emulsions, the preparation of emulsions

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