Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

McGimpsey, W. Grant

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Chemistry

Major

International Studies

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Center

Nancy, France

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