B&D 2023

A special issue of Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 2622

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Department of Interfacial Phenomena, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Science, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M.C.-Sklodowska Sq. 3/114, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Interests: colloid and interface science; biomaterials and nanomaterials; liposomes
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Interests: mathematical modeling; transport phenomena; population balances; adsorption; flotation; coagulation

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Dear Colleagues,

The 9th Bubble and Drop conference (B&D 2023, https://bd2023.umcs.eu) was a scientific event that gathered scientists from academia and industry working in the world of various types of drop and bubble interfaces, emulsions, and foams. The conference took place in June 2023 in Lublin, Poland, and successfully provided an opportunity for the exchange of new ideas in the following areas: adsorption and wetting phenomena; surface forces, superhydrophobicity, patches and layering; nano/microscale stability and sustainability; engineered interfaces and smart nanostructured materials; and formulations and innovations for industrial applications.

Participants of the 9th Bubble and Drop 2023 are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or review papers to this Special Issue of Colloids and Interfaces.

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Szcześ
Dr. Margaritis Kostoglou
Dr. Reinhard Miller
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Keywords

  • adsorption and wetting phenomena
  • surface forces, superhydrophobicity, patches, and layering
  • nano/microscale stability and sustainability
  • engineered interfaces and smart nanostructured materials
  • formulations and innovations for industrial applications

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Ionic Strength Effect in the Equilibrium and Rheological Behavior of an Amphiphilic Triblock Copolymer at the Air/Solution Interface
by Carlo Carbone, Eduardo Guzmán, Julia Maldonado-Valderrama, Ramón G. Rubio and Francisco Ortega
Colloids Interfaces 2024, 8(2), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids8020016 - 01 Mar 2024
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This study investigates the effect of an inert salt (NaCl) on the equilibrium interfacial tension and dilatational modulus of Pluronic F-68 copolymer, a triblock copolymer consisting of two terminal blocks of poly(ethylene oxide) and a less hydrophilic central block of poly(propylene oxide). Interfacial [...] Read more.
This study investigates the effect of an inert salt (NaCl) on the equilibrium interfacial tension and dilatational modulus of Pluronic F-68 copolymer, a triblock copolymer consisting of two terminal blocks of poly(ethylene oxide) and a less hydrophilic central block of poly(propylene oxide). Interfacial tension measurements were carried out using a surface force balance and a drop shape tensiometer, while rheological measurements were carried out in two different frequency ranges. This involved the use of the oscillatory barrier/droplet method and electrocapillary wave measurements, complemented by an appropriate theoretical framework. This work aimed to elucidate the influence of NaCl on the interfacial behavior of Gibbs monolayers of Pluronic F-68. In addition, this study highlights some of the technical and theoretical limitations associated with obtaining reliable dilatational rheological data at high frequencies (<1 kHz) using electrocapillary wave measurements. The results provide valuable insights into the interplay between salt presence and interfacial properties of Pluronic F-68 and highlight the challenges of obtaining accurate dilatational rheological data under specific measurement conditions. Full article
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Impact of Temperature Variations on the Entrapment of Bacterial Endotoxins in Aqueous Solutions of Four-Antennary Oligoglycines
by Anna Y. Gyurova, Dimitrinka Arabadzhieva, Ivan Minkov, Ljubomir Nikolov and Elena Mileva
Colloids Interfaces 2023, 7(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids7040062 - 11 Oct 2023
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Specific self-assembly is registered in aqueous solution formulations based on four-antennary oligoglycines (T4), namely a spontaneous onset of highly ordered nanostructures—tectomers. This phenomenon is initiated by the action of hydrogen-bonding interactions that promote molecular recognition propensities involving Polyglycine-II-type non-canonical architecture. The result is [...] Read more.
Specific self-assembly is registered in aqueous solution formulations based on four-antennary oligoglycines (T4), namely a spontaneous onset of highly ordered nanostructures—tectomers. This phenomenon is initiated by the action of hydrogen-bonding interactions that promote molecular recognition propensities involving Polyglycine-II-type non-canonical architecture. The result is the formation of positively charged supramolecular entities. These have high potential to capture bacterial endotoxins, like lipopolysaccharides (LPSs). By now, it has been established that the overall properties of these systems can be precisely regulated and gradually changed through fine-tuning the parameters in the aqueous environment (composition, pH, etc.). One unexplored option is to clarify the impact of temperature variations. The aim of the present study is to implement systematic investigations on how changes in temperature influence the various options for the removal of trace LPS quantities, captured by the T4 tectomers. The additional goal is to verify the possibility to develop consecutive paths of recovering the extra T4 quantities that have not participated in the formation of T4+LPS complexes. Some prospects for further applications, e.g., in medicine and pharmaceutics, are also generally outlined. Full article
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