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A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
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Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 96, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
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Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 415, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
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Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
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Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 159, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
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AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
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Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 456, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
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Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.977
Citation Impact (citeScore): 8
Number of Followers: 19  
 
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  • Redox chemistry of vanadium in soils and sediments: Interactions with
           colloidal materials, mobilization, speciation, and relevant environmental
           implications- A review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Sabry M. Shaheen, Daniel S. Alessi, Filip M.G. Tack, Yong Sik Ok, Ki-Hyun Kim, Jon Petter Gustafsson, Donald L. Sparks, Jörg Rinklebe Vanadium (V), although serving as an important component of industrial activities, has bioinorganic implications to pose highly toxic hazards to humans and animals. Soils and sediments throughout the world exhibit wide ranges of vanadium concentrations. Although vanadium toxicity varies between different species, it is mainly controlled by soil redox potential (EH). Nonetheless, knowledge of the redox geochemistry of vanadium lags in comparison to what is known about other potentially toxic elements (PTEs). In particular, the redox-induced speciation and mobilization of vanadium in soils and sediments and the associated risks to the environment have not been reviewed to date. Therefore, this review aims to address 1) the content and geochemical fate of vanadium in soils and sediments, 2) its redox-induced release dynamics, 3) redox-mediated chemical reactions between vanadium and soil organic and inorganic colloidal materials in soil solution, 4) its speciation in soil solution and soil-sediments, and 5) the use of advanced geochemical and spectroscopic techniques to investigate these complex systems. Vanadium (+5) is the most mobile and toxic form of its species while being the thermodynamically stable valence state in oxic environments, while vanadium (+3) might be expected to be predominant under euxinic (anoxic and sulfidic) conditions. Vanadium can react variably in response to changing soil EH: under anoxic conditions, the mobilization of vanadium can decrease because vanadium (+5) can be reduced to relatively less soluble vanadium (+4) via inorganic reactions such as with H2S and organic matter and by metal-reducing microorganisms. On the other hand, dissolved concentrations of vanadium can increase at low EH in many soils to reveal a similar pattern to that of Fe, which may be due to the reductive dissolution of Fe(hydr)oxides and the release of the associated vanadium. Those differences in vanadium release dynamics might occur as a result of the direct impact of EH on vanadium speciation in soil solution and soil sediments, and/or because of the EH-dependent changes in soil pH, chemistry of (Fe)(hydr)oxides, and complexation with soil organic carbon. Release dynamics of vanadium in soils may also be affected positively by soil pH and the release of aromatic organic compounds. X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a powerful tool to investigate the speciation of vanadium present in soil. X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) is often used to constrain the average valence state of vanadium in soils and sediments, and in limited cases extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis has been used to determine the average molecular coordination environment of vanadium in soil components. In conclusion, this review presents the state of the art about the redox geochemistry of vanadium and thus contributes to a better understanding of the speciation, potential mobilization, and environmental hazards of vanadium in the near-surface environment of uplands, wetlands, and agricultural ecosystems as affected by various colloidal particles. Further research is needed to elucidate the geochemistry and speciation of vanadium in the dissolved, colloidal, and soil sediments phases, including the determination of factors that control the redox geochemistry of vanadium.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Formation and evolution of aqueous organic aerosols via concurrent
           condensation and chemical aging
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Yuri S. Djikaev, Eli Ruckenstein We review recent results on the formation and evolution of aqueous organic aerosols via concurrent nucleation/condensation and chemical aging processes obtained mostly using the formalism of classical nucleation theory In this framework, an aqueous organic aerosol was modeled as a spherical particle of liquid solution of water and hydrophilic and hydrophobic condensable organic compounds; besides these compounds, the surrounding air contained some chemically reactive, non-condensable species. Hydrophobic organic molecules on the aerosol surface can be processed by chemical reactions with some atmospheric species; this affects the hygroscopicity of the aerosol and hence its ability to become a cloud droplet. Such processing is most probably triggered by atmospheric hydroxyl radicals that abstract hydrogen atoms from surfactant molecules located on the aerosol surface (first step), resulting radicals being quickly oxidized by ubiquitous atmospheric oxygen molecules to produce surface-bound peroxyl radicals (second step). These two reactions play a crucial role in the enhancement of the Köhler activation of the aerosol. Taking them and a third reaction (next in the multistep chain of relevant heterogeneous reactions) into account, one can derive an explicit expression for the free energy of formation of a four-component aqueous droplet on a ternary aqueous organic aerosol as a function of four independent variables of state of a droplet. This approach was also applied to study a large subset of primary marine aerosols which can be initially treated using an “inverted micelle” model whereof the core consists of aqueous “salt” solution. Numerical evaluations suggest that the formation of cloud droplets on such (both aqueous hydrophilic/hydrophobic organic and marine) aerosols is most likely to occur via Köhler activation rather than via nucleation. The models allow one to determine the threshold parameters necessary for the Köhler activation of such aerosols. Furthermore, heterogeneous chemical reactions involved in the chemical aging of aerosols are most likely exothermic. Due to the release of the enthalpy of these reactions, the temperature of an aerosol particle during its chemical aging may become greater than the ambient (air) temperature. The analysis of the characteristic timescales of four most important processes involved suggests that this effect may play a significant impeding role in the formation of an ensemble of aqueous secondary organic aerosols via nucleation and, hence, must be taken into account in atmospheric aerosol and global climate models.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Skin surface physico-chemistry: Characteristics, methods of measurement,
           influencing factors and future developments
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Eudier Florine, Savary Géraldine, Grisel Michel, Picard Céline Physico-chemical properties such as surface free energy, polarity or hydrophobicity of solid surfaces have been largely studied in literature because they are involved in many physical phenomena: adhesion, friction, wetting … Nowadays, the study of biointerfaces is of great interest for the medical, the pharmaceutical or the cosmetic field but also for material design researches, especially for the development of biomimetic surfaces. The present paper focuses on a particular biointerface, namely skin, which is the most extended organ of the human body. The different ways for the study of skin physico-chemistry are first reviewed, followed by their practical uses, from pharmaceutical to cosmetic science. Those properties depict the ways skin interacts with topical products, its lipid composition but also its hydration state. In addition, this article aims to present recent approaches using original model materials in order to mimic human skin; indeed, in vivo experiments are often limited by the inter and intra individual variability, the safety regulation and above all the time and the cost of such studies. Finally, further data clearly highlight the importance of skin surface properties for dermatological and pharmaceutical researches.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Structure and stability of nanofluid films wetting solids: An overview
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Alex Nikolov, Pingkeng Wu, Darsh Wasan When an air bubble or an oil droplet in a nanofluid (liquid containing dispersed nanoparticles) approaches a solid surface, a nanofluid film is formed between the bubble or drop and a solid substrate. The nanoparticles confined in the film surfaces tend to self-layer and the film thins in a stepwise manner. The wetting behavior and film stability criteria valid for the classical molecularly thin films cannot be applied to nanofilm. Here we present an overview of the structure and stability of multilayer nanofilms wetting solid surfaces. We first present a brief review of the classical concept of molecular films wetting solid, and then we discuss the nanofluid film structure evolution as determined by the in-layer radial distribution function versus nanofilm's number of layers. The role of the particle volume fraction, size and polydispersity on the layering phenomenon is highlighted. The stability of the nanofilm, that is its layer-by-layer thinning is elucidated by the presence of particle voids or dislocations. We calculated the free energy of the nanofilm on a solid surface based on nanofilm osmotic pressure. We independently verified it by the direct measurement of the nanofilm-meniscus contact angle using reflected light interferometry. Finally, we present some practical applications of a wetting aqueous film for oily soil removal from a solid surface and the nanofilm displacing an oil phase from a capillary as in an enhanced oil recovery operation.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Pharmaceutical applications of chitosan
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Zahra Shariatinia Chitosan (CS) is a linear polysaccharide which is achieved by deacetylation of chitin, which is the second most plentiful compound in nature, after cellulose. It is a linear copolymer of β-(1 → 4)-linked 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-β-d-glucopyranose and 2-amino-2-deoxy-β-d-glucopyranose. It has appreciated properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, hydrophilicity, nontoxicity, high bioavailability, simplicity of modification, favorable permselectivity of water, outstanding chemical resistance, capability to form films, gels, nanoparticles, microparticles and beads as well as affinity to metals, proteins and dyes. Also, the biodegradable CS is broken down in the human body to safe compounds (amino sugars) which are easily absorbed. At present, CS and its derivatives are broadly investigated in numerous pharmaceutical and medical applications including drug/gene delivery, wound dressings, implants, contact lenses, tissue engineering and cell encapsulation. Besides, CS has several OH and NH2 functional groups which allow protein binding. CS with a deacetylation degree of ~50% is soluble in aqueous acidic environment. While CS is dissolved in acidic medium, its amino groups in the polymeric chains are protonated and it becomes cationic which allows its strong interaction with different kinds of molecules. It is believed that this positive charge is responsible for the antimicrobial activity of CS through the interaction with the negatively charged cell membranes of microorganisms. This review presents properties and numerous applications of chitosan-based compounds in drug delivery, gene delivery, cell encapsulation, protein binding, tissue engineering, preparation of implants and contact lenses, wound healing, bioimaging, antimicrobial food additives, antibacterial food packaging materials and antibacterial textiles. Moreover, some recent molecular dynamics simulations accomplished on the pharmaceutical applications of chitosan were presented.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Advances and challenges in liposome digestion: Surface interaction,
           biological fate, and GIT modeling
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Weilin Liu, Aiqian Ye, Feifei Han, Jianzhong Han During the past 50 years, there has been increased interest in liposomes as carriers of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and agricultural products. More recently, much progress has been made in the use of surface-modified formulas in experimental food matrices. However, before the viability and the applications of nutrients in liposomal form in the edible field can be determined, the digestion behavior along the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) must be clarified. In vitro digestion models, from static models to dynamic mono-/bi-/multi-compartmental models, are increasingly being developed and applied as alternatives to in vivo assays. This review describes the surface interactions of liposomes with their encapsulated ingredients and with external food components and updates the biological fate of liposomes after ingestion. It summarizes current models for the human stomach and intestine that are available and their relevance in nutritional studies. It highlights limitations and challenges in the use of these models for liposomal colloid system digestion and discusses crucial factors, such as enzymes and bile salts, that affect liposomal bilayer degradation.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Water drop-surface interactions as the basis for the design of
           anti-fogging surfaces: Theory, practice, and applications trends
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Iván Rodríguez Durán, Gaétan Laroche Glass- and polymer-based materials have become essential in the fabrication of a multitude of elements, including eyeglasses, automobile windshields, bathroom mirrors, greenhouses, and food packages, which unfortunately mist up under typical operating conditions. Far from being an innocuous phenomenon, the formation of minute water drops on the surface is detrimental to their optical properties (e.g., light-transmitting capability) and, in many cases, results in esthetical, hygienic, and safety concerns. In this context, it is therefore not surprising that research in the field of fog-resistant surfaces is gaining in popularity, particularly in recent years, in view of the growing number of studies focusing on this topic. This review addresses the most relevant advances released thus far on anti-fogging surfaces, with a particular focus on coating deposition, surface micro/nanostructuring, and surface functionalization. A brief explanation of how surfaces fog up and the main issues of interest linked to fogging phenomenon, including common problems, anti-fogging strategies, and wetting states are first presented. Anti-fogging mechanisms are then discussed in terms of the morphology of water drops, continuing with a description of the main fabrication techniques toward anti-fogging property. This review concludes with the current and the future perspectives on the utility of anti-fogging surfaces for several applications and some remaining challenges in this field.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Biological active matter aggregates: Inspiration for smart colloidal
           materials
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): F.J. Vernerey, E. Benet, L. Blue, A.K. Fajrial, S. Lalitha Sridhar, J. Lum, G. Shakya, K.H. Song, A.N. Thomas, M.A. Borden Aggregations of social organisms exhibit a remarkable range of properties and functionalities. Multiple examples, such as fire ants or slime mold, show how a population of individuals is able to overcome an existential threat by gathering into a solid-like aggregate with emergent functionality. Surprisingly, these aggregates are driven by simple rules, and their mechanisms show great parallelism among species. At the same time, great effort has been made by the scientific community to develop active colloidal materials, such as microbubbles or Janus particles, which exhibit similar behaviors. However, a direct connection between these two realms is still not evident, and it would greatly benefit future studies. In this review, we first discuss the current understanding of living aggregates, point out the mechanisms in their formation and explore the vast range of emergent properties. Second, we review the current knowledge in aggregated colloidal systems, the methods used to achieve the aggregations and their potential functionalities. Based on this knowledge, we finally identify a set of over-arching principles commonly found in biological aggregations, and further suggest potential future directions for the creation of bio-inspired colloid aggregations.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Basic principles of drug delivery and microemulsions – the case of
           paclitaxel
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): S. Ezrahi, A. Aserin, N. Garti Cancer is the second cause of death worldwide, exceeded only by cardiovascular diseases. The prevalent treatment currently used against metastatic cancer is chemotherapy. Among the most studied drugs that inhibit neoplastic cells from acquiring unlimited replicative ability (a hallmark of cancer) are the taxanes. They operate via a unique molecular mechanism affecting mitosis. In this review, we show this mechanism for one of them, paclitaxel, and for other (non-taxanes) anti-mitotic drugs. However, the use of paclitaxel is seriously limited (its bioavailability is
       
  • On the nature of the superspreaders
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Abhilash Sankaran, Stoyan I. Karakashev, Soumyadip Sett, Nikolay Grozev, Alexander L. Yarin This is a review article on the basic and the latest achievements on superspreading. The complete and fast spreading of droplets on many surfaces in the nature is a special phenomenon discovered in 1960s. Intensive studies on this phenomenon have been conducted since that time, but the mechanism of superspreading remained not completely unveiled till nowadays.Here we scrutinized the basic literature on superspreading from the last 25 years and also present results related to superspreaders acquired in the present work.The literature on superspreading can be divided to the following groups: (i) works on the properties of the trisiloxane surfactants; (ii) works on the mechanisms of superspreading; (iii) MD simulations; (iv) works on the effect of the trisiloxane surfactants on thin liquid films. There is a number of review articles published in the last decade collecting mainly works from groups (i) and (ii). The works on MD simulations (iii) and the effects on trisiloxane surfactants on thin liquid films (iv) are still few despite they are important from scientific view point. We conducted our own study on the effect of the superspreaders on foam films in rectangular frame and confirmed that the superspreaders cause powerful Marangoni effect within the foam films. Such a strong Marangoni effect has been never observed with the ordinary surfactants.With this work of ours we scrutinized and collected the basic works from the groups (i)-(iv) on the superspreading and added our own investigation on the distinguishable effects of superspreaders and non-superspreaders on thin foam films. The work could be useful to both beginners and specialists in the field of wetting/de-wetting and superspreading.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Can liquid foams and emulsions be modeled as packings of soft elastic
           particles'
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Reinhard Höhler, Denis Weaire When two immersed bubbles are pushed against each other, a facet is formed at their contact, leading to an increase of interfacial energy and hence a repulsive interaction force. Foams (and emulsions) in mechanical equilibrium may thus be modeled as an assembly of soft elastic interacting particles. Such a model has been used in many studies of their structure and mechanical properties, in particular near the jamming transition (or wet limit) where the contact forces are so small that bubbles remain roughly spherical.We review analytical ab initio models and simulations, based on the equilibration of pressure and surface tension forces or,equivalently, minimization of interfacial energy. Two-body interaction behavior dominates asymptotically at packing fractions approaching the jamming transition, but the interaction is intrinsically anharmonic and cannot be captured by a power law. This phenomenon was first identified by D.Morse and T.Witten: we offer a detailed analysis and transparent derivation of their classic result. For packing fractions well above the jamming transition point, the coupling among contacts mediated by bubble volume conservation has a significant impact on the macroscopic elastic response of foam. This effect is captured by a many-body interaction law, derived from first principles. Applications are explored in two and three dimensions, as are future directions for this kind of theory.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Solid-liquid-liquid wettability and its prediction with surface free
           energy models
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 October 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): A. Stammitti, E.J. Acosta Understanding wettability in solid-liquid-liquid (SLL or immersed) systems is important for numerous applications. However, predicting SLL wetting behavior on smooth surfaces has received little attention. The objective of this work was to explore alternatives to predict SLL wettability. To this end, we first present a review of solid surface free energy (σS) data obtained from solid-liquid-air (SLA) contact angle (θLa) data and a summary of available SLL contact angle data for selected materials. Next, the existing surface free energy models for SLA systems are discussed in terms of their applicability to predict wettability of SLL systems. Finally, the SLL wettability of toluene drops on glass, mica, stainless steel and PTFE immersed in equilibrated Toluene-water-isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solutions was determined via contact angle (θO) measurements through the oil phase using the inverted sessile drop method over a wide range of interfacial tensions (γo-aq). The results were plotted as γo-aq·cosθO vs. γo-aq, showing a smooth wetting transition from water-wetting to oil-wetting with decreasing γo-aq for glass and stainless steel. Mica remained water-wetting, while PTFE oil-wetting. The Geometric (GM) and Harmonic (HM) mean approaches, and the Equation-of-State (EQS), originally developed for SLA systems, were extended to SLL systems. The extended GM and HM approaches could fit the SLL behavior after fitting the dispersive and polar contributions of the solid surface free energy (σSd, σSp), which required additional SLA θLa measurements using PTFE as the reference surface. However, attempts at predicting θO for systems with high γo-aq resulted in significant deviations, a problem linked to the high σSd values required to fit the wettability of low γo-aq systems (toluene-water-IPA). The extended EQS (e-EQS) method produced reasonable predictions of γo-aq·cosθO for all the available experimental and literature data. The e-EQS method required fitting one of the interfacial energy terms (γS-L). For low surface energy materials, such as PTFE, the γS-o value should be fitted. For high surface energy materials, the γS-aq should be fitted instead. The fitted values of γS-o for PTFE and γS-aq for glass were consistent with the values obtained from Young's equation applied to SLA data.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Colloidal aspects of digestion of Pickering emulsions: Experiments and
           theoretical models of lipid digestion kinetics
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Anwesha Sarkar, Shuning Zhang, Melvin Holmes, Rammile Ettelaie Lipid digestion is a bio-interfacial process that is largely governed by the binding of the lipase-colipase-biosurfactant (bile salts) complex onto the surface of emulsified lipid droplets. Therefore, engineering oil-water interfaces that prevent competitive displacement by bile salts and/or delay the transportation of lipase to the lipidoidal substrate can be an effective strategy to modulate lipolysis in human physiology. In this review, we present the mechanistic role of Pickering emulsions i.e. emulsions stabilised by micron-to-nano sized particles in modulating the important fundamental biological process of lipid digestion by virtue of their distinctive stability against coalescence and resilience to desorption by intestinal biosurfactants. We provide a systematic summary of recent experimental investigations and mathematical models that have blossomed in the last decade in this domain. A strategic examination of the behavior and mechanism of lipid digestion of droplets stabilised by particles in simulated biophysical environments (oral, gastric, intestinal regimes) was conducted. Various particle-laden interfaces were considered, where the particles were derived from synthetic or biological sources. This allowed us to categorize these particles into two classes based on their mechanistic role in modifying lipid digestion. These are ‘human enzyme-unresponsive particles’ (e.g. silica, cellulose, chitin, flavonoids) i.e. the ones that cannot to be digested by human enzymes, such as amylase, protease and ‘human enzyme-responsive particles’ (e.g. protein microgels, starch granules), which can be readily digested by humans. We focused on the role of particle shape (spherical, anisotropic) on modifying both interfacial and bulk phases during lipolysis. Also, the techniques currently used to alter the kinetics of lipid digestion using intelligent physical or chemical treatments to control interfacial particle spacing were critically reviewed. A comparison of how various mathematical models reported in literature predict free fatty acid release kinetics during lipid digestion highlighted the importance of the clear statement of the underlying assumptions. We provide details of the initial first order kinetic models to the more recent models, which account for the rate of adsorption of lipase at the droplet surface and include the crucial aspect of interfacial dynamics. We provide a unique decision tree on model selection, which is appropriate to minimize the difference between experimental data of free fatty acid generation and model predictions based on precise assumptions of droplet shrinkage, lipase-binding rate, and nature of lipase transport process to the particle-laden interface. Greater insights into the mechanisms of controlling lipolysis using particle-laden interfaces with appropriate mathematical model fitting permit better understanding of the key lipid digestion processes. Future outlook on interfacial design parameters, such as particle shape, size, polydispersity, charge, fusion, material chemistry, loading and development of new mathematical models that provide closed-loop equations from early to later stages of kinetics are proposed. Such future experiments and models hold promise for the tailoring of particle-laden interfaces for delaying lipid digestion and/or site-dependent controlled release of lipidic active molecules in composite soft matter systems, such as food, personal care, pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnological applications.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
 
 
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