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Pickering emulsions stabilized by amphiphilic nano-sheets

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Abstract

We demonstrate the fabrication of amphiphilic nano-sheets, which are either surface- or edge-modified plates with thickness at the atomic scale, one of the thinnest amphiphilic particles reported so far. They are obtained by exfoliation of functionalized layered crystals, the first time that laminar structures have been utilized to produce such particles. Stable emulsions were made utilizing these nano-sheets. The adsorption of the amphiphilic nano-sheets onto the oil-in-water interfaces and the reduction of surface tension between the PDMS and the amphiphilic nano-sheet suspensions were quantitatively characterized.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2012, accepted on 30 Jul 2012 and first published on 20 Aug 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25846C
Soft Matter, 2012,8, 10245-10253

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    Pickering emulsions stabilized by amphiphilic nano-sheets

    A. F. Mejia, A. Diaz, S. Pullela, Y. Chang, M. Simonetty, C. Carpenter, J. D. Batteas, M. S. Mannan, A. Clearfield and Z. Cheng, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10245
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25846C

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