Camesano, Terri Anne
McGimpsey, W. Grant
The goal of this project was to investigate the properties of alginate stabilized emulsions and their potential role for drug delivery. The polymer acts as a barrier between phases in oil-in-water emulsions to increase stability. An emulsion consisting of 10% oil by volume with 1.4 mg/mL alginate as a surfactant was found to be most stable. Kinetic release experiments showed that using the emulsion provided a controlled release of the model drug when compared to no emulsion at all.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry