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Disperse Systems: Emulsions

  • Ashlee D. Brunaugh
  • Hugh D. C. Smyth
  • Robert O. Williams III
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Part of the AAPS Introductions in the Pharmaceutical Sciences book series (AAPSINSTR)

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of emulsion types, their methods for manufacture, and their suitability for various routes of administration. Excipients and their function in promoting emulsion stability are discussed. A review of microemulsions and liposomes is also provided.

Keywords

Emulsion Dispersion Liposomes Emulsion stability Emulsifying agents Hydrophile–lipophile balance system Surface active agent Surfactant Colloidal dispersion 

Further Reading

  1. Suggested readings for the student include the following texts:Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    Jiao J. Polyoxyethylated nonionic surfactants and their applications in topical ocular drug delivery. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2008;60(15):1663–73.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 2.
    Torchilin VP. Recent advances with liposomes as pharmaceutical carriers. Nat Rev. Drug Discov. 2005;4(2):145.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashlee D. Brunaugh
    • 1
  • Hugh D. C. Smyth
    • 1
  • Robert O. Williams III
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacyThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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