Silicone is an important class of materials used in applications that range from industrial assembly to everyday consumer products. Silicones are often delivered and synthesized in dispersion forms, the most common being liquid-in-liquid (emulsion), solid-in-liquid (suspension), air-in-liquid (foam) and solid-in air (powder). This book compiles a carefully selected number of topics that are essential to the understanding, creative design and production of silicone dispersions. As such, it provides the first unified description of silicone dispersions in the literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Silicone Emulsions and Microemulsions - Phase Behavior, Stability and Emulsification. Polymerization of Silicones in Aqueous Media. Silicone Elastomer Powders. Silicone-Organic Janus Emulsions. Cohesive Energy Ratio and the Design of Emulsifiers for Non-Aqueous Silicone Emulsions. Controlled Emulsion Stabilization and Destabilization, Using Reactive Orthosilicate. Dispersion Processes in Silicone Antifoams. Formulating Silicones for Cosmetic and Personal Care Products. Silicones and Silanes for Building Materials Protection. Application of Silicone Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Yihan Liu is a Research Scientist in Dow Corning Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, and was previously a senior scientist in Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Skillman, New Jersey. With 20 years industrial experience specialized in the research, product development and applications of surfactants and emulsions, Dr. Liu has commercialized numerous products, is the inventor of 10 issued US patents and more than 20 new patent applications, and the author of 11 journal articles and book chapters in the field of colloid and interface science. She received the B.A. degree in physics and mathematics from Saint Olaf College, the M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Washington, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.