Introduction to Emulsions

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THIS book is written in the first person in lecture style, and is, in fact, based upon lectures given at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in New York. It is claimed to be written by a practical man for practical men, and, on that account, contains details and explanations which the chemist with a university degree will find superfluous. A bibliography is appended with 159 references ; but no mention is made of G. I. Taylor's work on the physics of emulsion formation, nor of F. A. Cooper's work on size frequency analysis and the chemical engineering aspects of emulsion manufacture. Another extensive appendix gives the commercial name of 182 emulsifying agents produced in the United States, and lists their chemical name or formula, group and emulsion type and manufacturer. The uses of bentonite as an emulsifying agent is only lightly considered. The manufacture of a good emulsion is still somewhat of an art, and the comment that "you cannot learn to ride a bicycle by reading a book" still seems to hold for practical emulsion technology.

Introduction to Emulsions

By George M. Sutheim. Second printing. Pp. Viii + 260. (Brooklyn, N.Y.: Chemical Publishing Co., Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1947.) 21s. net.

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DONALD, M. Introduction to Emulsions. Nature 163, 707 (1949) doi:10.1038/163707d0

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