hydrophile-lipophile balance

hydrophile-lipophile balance

[′hī·drə‚fīl ′lip·ə‚fīl ‚bal·əns]
(organic chemistry)
The relative simultaneous attraction of an emulsifier for two phases of an emulsion system; for example, water and oil.
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In turn, cross-linking alters the hydrophile-lipophile balance of the biopolymer and its physicochemical properties.
Hydrophile-lipophile balance of surfactants and solid particles: Physicochemical aspects and applications / P.M.
In addition, Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) and length chain of surfactants may also affect the particle size of vesicles.
Vuano, "Hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB) of n-alkane phosphonic acids and theirs salts," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol.
W-O-W and O-W-O emulsions require two or more surfactants to be present in the system, one of which has a low Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) value to stabilise the primary WO emulsion and the other with a high HLB value to stabilise the secondary OW emulsion.
Griffin Innovation Center, honors William Griffin, a longtime employee at the site and the inventor of the Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) System.
Table 1 -- Properties of the AE Surfactants Property AE01 AE02 AE03 Activity, % weight 100 100 100 Viscosity, cP, 25[degrees]C 13 71 129 HLB (a) 5 4 4 Water solubility, % weight, 25[degrees]C 0.2 0.05 0.05 EST (b), mN/m, 25[degrees]C 42.3 34.8 35.6 VOC from solvents None None None (a) HLB = hydrophile-lipophile balance determined using the Water-Solubility Method, "The HLB System," ICI Americas, Inc., 1992.
Commonly, these stabilizing surfactants are high HLB (hydrophile-lipophile balance) ethoxylate or ionic types that are prone to stabilize foam as well.