Ultrastable Nanoemulsions In Disordered And Ordered States

Tech ID: 31951 / UC Case 2019-954-0

Summary

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA have developed a method for the production of crystalline, iridescent emulsions stable to repeated dilutions.

Background

Many existing nanoemulsion formulations suffer from instability, especially with regards to dilution. To prevent the nano-droplets from coalescing, more and more stabilizing agent must be added as the emulsion concentration is reformulated for application.

Innovation

Many existing nanoemulsion formulations suffer from instability, especially with regards to dilution. To prevent the nano-droplets from coalescing, more and more stabilizing agent must be added as the emulsion concentration is reformulated for application.

Applications

  • Drug delivery 
  • Cosmetics 
  • Agrochemicals 
  • Food additives 
  • Healthcare broadly

Advantages

  • Stabilized by crystal packing rather than weak electrostatics 
  • Repeated dilution does not alter morphology 
  • Easily produced and isolated

Related Materials

Patent Status

Country Type Number Dated Case
United States Of America Issued Patent 10,285,940 05/14/2019 2014-182
United States Of America Issued Patent 9073022 07/07/2015 2008-625
United States Of America Issued Patent 9,000,053 04/07/2015 2008-433
United States Of America Issued Patent 8,283,308 10/09/2012 2007-574
 

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Inventors

  • Mason, Thomas G.

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