by Nicholas Briggs, Javen Weston, Brian Li, Deepika Venkataramani, Clint Aichele, Jeffrey Harwell, and Steven Crossley.
Work was performed at: The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University
The interfacial thickness of Pickering emulsions can be tuned by changing the carbon nanotube wettability with covalent and non-covalent functionalities.
Control over the thickness of nanotubes at an oil/water interface opens the door to fine-tuning reaction selectivity by introducing a gradient in catalyst particles along an interface. Interfacial thickness also influences droplet coalescences and long term emulsion stability.