Nonionic microemulsions

K. V. Schubert, E. W. Kaler

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We review and summarize the features of nonionic microemulsion phase behavior. Particular emphasis is given to the behavior of mixtures of oil, water or other polar materiais with nonionic surfactants from the family of n-alkyl polyglycol ethers, usually denoted as CiEj. The patterns of phase behavior are reviewed and the roles of various additives such as electrolytes and alcohols are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-205
Number of pages16
JournalBerichte der Bunsengesellschaft/Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Project MAT2004-02991 and CTQ2005-04779) and from Xunta de Galicia (PGIDIT04MT209003PR) is gratefully acknowledged. C.C-L. thanks a FPU fellowship.


  • Colloides
  • Microemulsions
  • Nonionic Surfactants
  • Phase Behavior
  • Thermodynamics


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