coacervate


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co·ac·er·vate

(kō-as'er-vāt),
An aggregate of colloidal particles separated out of an emulsion (coacervation) by the addition of some third component (coacervating agent).
[L. coacervare, pp. -atus, to collect in a mass]

coacervate

(kō-ăs′ĕr-vāt) [L. coacervatus, heaped up]
The formation of an aggregate in a solution that is about to emulsify or in an emulsion that is demulsifying.
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Although coacervates exist on a microscopic level, the function of assimilating surrounding matter extends into our world as well as the universe beyond.
Phase separation of PLGA, and encapsulation of the coacervate around ammonium carbonate particles was successful, proving the compatibility of interfacial energies and surface properties of the polymer droplets and hydrophilic core material in accordance with Arshady (1990) [21].
INVESTIGATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF POLYELECTROLYTE-BASED COMPLEX COACERVATES
This preferential solubility behavior allows the preparation of nanocapsules by heating homogenized dispersions of mixtures of shea butter, water and polycaprolactone oligomers to 80[degrees]C then cooling to 20[degrees]C to allow coacervate to form at the oil-water interfaces.
He was known to many as the father of the modern conditioning shampoo and of coacervate delivery systems.
These cationic polymers operate by depositing a polymer-surfactant complex coacervate that separates as a distinct phase during the rinsing step of the shampoo process.
Using a liquid handling system for sample preparation, we are able to analyze nearly 1000 samples per investigator per day, making it possible to understand electrolyte effects and coacervate structure-property relationships," explained Dr.
F, Minor, M, de Kruif, CG, "Microencapsulation of Oils Using Whey Protein/Gum Arabic Coacervates.
The composition is free of anionic water-soluble polymers, random copolymers, block copolymers, coacervates, precipitates and silicone copolymers.