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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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  • Microgels in biomaterials and nanomedicines
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 February 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Yitong Wang, Luxuan Guo, Shuili Dong, Jiwei Cui, Jingcheng Hao Microgels are colloidal particles with crosslinked polymer networks and dimensions ranging from tens of nanometers to micrometers. Specifically, smart microgels are fascinating capable of responding to biological signals in vivo or remote triggers and making the possible for applications in biomaterials and biomedicines. Therefore, how to fundamentally design microgels is an urgent problem to be solved. In this review, we put forward our important fundamental opinions on how to devise the intelligent microgels for cancer therapy, biosensing and biological lubrication. We focus on the design ideas instead of specific implementation process by employing reverse synthesis analysis to programme the microgels at the original stage. Moreover, special insights will be, for the first time, as far as we know, dedicated to the particles completely composed of DNA or proteins into microgel systems. These are discussed in detail in this review. We expect to give readers a broad overview of the design criteria and practical methodologies of microgels according to the application fields, as well as to propel the further developments of highly interesting concepts and materials.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
  • Apatite enrichment by rare earth elements: A review of the effects of
           surface properties
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): C.L. Owens, G.R. Nash, K. Hadler, R.S. Fitzpatrick, C.G. Anderson, F. Wall Apatite subspecies depend on their halogen and hydroxyl content; chlorapatite, hydroxylapatite and fluorapatite, with additional substitution of other elements within the lattice such as rare earth elements (REE), sodium, strontium and manganese also possible. Rare earth elements are vital to green and emerging technologies, with demand set to outstrip supply. Apatite provides a possible future source of REE. Processing rare earth deposits is often complex, with surface behaviour having a significant effect on the optimization of a process flow sheet. The effect of enrichment of natural apatite and the doping of synthetic apatite on surface behaviour can be determined by measuring the zeta potential and the isoelectric point of the mineral.In this paper, we review zeta potential studies of natural and synthetic apatite to determine the effect of elemental enrichment on surface behaviour. Fifty three studies of natural apatite and forty four studies of synthetic apatite were reviewed. The isoelectric point of apatite varied from pH 1 to pH 8.7, with studies of apatite specified to be>90% pure reducing the variation to pH 3 to pH 6.5. Of the four studies of rare earth enriched apatite found, three had IEP values between pH 3 and pH 4. A study of synthetic apatite showing enrichment of between 1 and 10% by the REE europium does not affect surface behaviour. However, no studies were found that investigated the effect of common REE processing reagents on REE enriched apatite zeta potentials.Therefore, in addition to comparing previous studies we also therefore present new zeta potential measurements of apatite from a REE enriched deposit under water and common flotation collector conditions. The IEP value of this apatite under water conditions was at pH 3.6, shifting to
  • Magnetic nanocarriers: Evolution of spinel ferrites for medical
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mahnaz Amiri, Masoud Salavati-Niasari, Ahmad Akbari A valuable site-directed application in the field of nanomedicine is targeted drug delivery using magnetic metal oxide nanoparticles by applying an external magnetic field at the target tissue. The magnetic property of these structures allows controlling the orientation and location of particles by changing the direction of the applied external magnetic field. Pharmaceutical design and research in the field of nanotechnology offer novel solutions for diagnosis and therapies. This review summarizes magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic spinel ferritʼs properties, remarkable approaches in magnetic liposomes, magnetic polymeric nanoparticles, MRI, hyperthermia and especially magnetic drug delivery systems, which have recently developed in the field of magnetic nanoparticles and their medicinal applications. Here, we discuss spinel ferrite (SF) as magnetic materials that are a significant class of composite metal oxides. They contain ferric ions and have the general structural formula M2+Fe23+O4 (where M = Co,Ni,Zn,etc.). This structure indicates unique multifunctional properties, such as excellent magnetic characteristics, high specific surface area, surface active sites, high chemical stability, tuneable shape and size, and options for functionalization. The review assesses the current efforts on synthesis, properties and medical application of magnetic spinel ferrites nanoparticles based on cobalt, nickel and zinc. Based on this review, it can be concluded that MNPs and SFNPs have unlimited ability in biomedical applications. However, the practical application of SFNPs on a huge scale still needs to be considered and evaluated.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
  • 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
  • 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
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