Special Issue "Fabrication and Application of High Internal Phase Emulsions (HIPEs)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. To Ngai
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
Interests: colloidal particle; interfacial science; polymer and soft materials
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Prof. Dr. Shou-Wei Yin
Guest Editor
Research and Development Center of Food Proteins, Guangdong Province Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Natural Products and Product Safety, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: development and characterization of protein-based colloidal particles; food-grade Pickering high internal phase emulsions; responsive particle-stabilized emulsions; Pickering recyclable catalysis; design and synthesis of functional materials by Pickering emulsion template

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pickering high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs) are commonly referred to superconcentrated emulsions stabilized by particles with a minimum internal phase volume fraction of 0.74.  They have received considerable attentions in many fileds, including tissue engineering, foods, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals. The exploitation of this Pickering emulsion template for the development of new functional materials has also recently become the subject of intense investigation. Fabrication of HIPEs stabilized by food-grade particles provided a promising strategy to physically transform liquid oils into solid-like fats, adressing the chanllege for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) free in food industry. While much progress has been made over the past decade, Pickering HIPE still remains an exciting topic since many aspects of their behavior have not yet to be investigated. The present “Fabrication and Application of High Internal Phase Emulsions (HIPEs)” Special Issue aims to bring together research and review papers pertaining to the recent developments in the design, fabrication, and application of Pickering HIPEs. The themes include, but not limited to:

  1. Interactions of colloidal particles confined at fluid interfaces
  2. Interfacial assembly and HIPE stabilization
  3. Rheology of particle laden interfaces and Pickering HIPEs
  4. Pickeirng HIPEs in catalytic reactions
  5. Pickering HIPEs as oral delivery vehicles
  6. Pickering HIPEs as topical delivery vehicles
  7. Functional materials templated from Pickering HIPEs
  8. Pickering HIPEs stabilized by food-grade colloidal particles.

We believe this Special Issue will serve as a platform for researchers to share their exciting works and in long run this will attract further attention and interest in the innovative development of this important and promising area.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communication, and review are welcome.

Prof. Dr. To Ngai
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shou-Wei Yin
Co-Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Pickering HIPEs
  • Interfacial assembly
  • Rheology of interfacial particles and HIPEs
  • Interfacial Catalysis
  • Oral delivery
  • Topical delivery
  • Functional materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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