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An Anomalous Case of Emulsification

Nature volume 141, page 1099 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



IT is commonly supposed that an emulsion of two immiscible liquids is stabilized by the formation of an interfacial film of emulsifying agent molecules which, by their constitution and orientation, condition the emulsion type. Thus, according to the Gibbs' equation, those materials which reduce surface or interfacial tension should facilitate emulsification. Indeed the term surface tension depressor has become synonymous with emulsifying agent.

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  1. Department of Chemistry Imperial College of Secince and Technology, London, S.W.7. May 20.

    • D. F. CHEESMAN
    • , A. KING
    •  & J. N. SUGDEN


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