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Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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ISSN (Print): 1389-2010
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Review Article

Recent Advances in Ultrasound-Assisted Synthesis of Nano-Emulsions and their Industrial Applications

Author(s): Parag Thakur, Shriram Sonawane*, Irina Potoroko and Shirish H. Sonawane

Volume 22, Issue 13, 2021

Published on: 04 November, 2020

Page: [1748 - 1758] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/1389201021666201104150102

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Abstract

Background: Colloidal systems are used in various industrial and medical applications. Nanoparticles have good physio-chemical properties that enhance the performance of the system. Nano-emulsions can be synthesized by ultrasonication. Ultrasonication is the simplest method as compared to other available methods. The purpose of this article is to review the recent advances in ultrasound- assisted nano-emulsion synthesis and challenges regarding the safety of the nano-emulsion.

Methods: Application of the nano-emulsions in the various industrial and medical processes like drug delivery process, food industry, pesticide industry and cosmetics industry is also reviewed.

Results: Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of nano-emulsions is a simple method as compared to other synthesis methods of the nano-emulsions. Nano-emulsions have potential applications in the cosmetic, drug delivery, pesticides and industry.

Conclusion: Fabrication of the nano-emulsions is different for each application and product. Physiochemical properties should be strictly monitored in the nano-emulsions as they influence the efficiency of the nano-emulsions greatly. Ostwald ripening is the main phenomenon for the nano-emulsions mechanism.

Keywords: Encapsulation, ultrasound, nano-carriers, pharmaceutical, food packaging, skincare, pesticide.

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