Prajapati, S. B., Bhatt, H., Koli, A., Dharamsi, A., Shah, S. A.
Multiple emulsions are also known as emulsions of emulsions, liquid membrane system or double emulsion. Multiple emulsions are polydispersed systems where both oil in water & water in oil emulsions exist simultaneously. This review focuses on preparation, characterization and potential applications of multiple emulsions. Multiple emulsions can be classified as water-in oil-in water (W/O/W) or oil-in-water-in-oil (O/W/O) emulsions. This review described five methods to prepare multiple emulsions viz. two-step emulsification method, modified two-step emulsification method, phase inversion method, membrane emulsification & micro channel emulsification method. The Multiple emulsion is characterized by average globule size & size distribution, area of interfaces, number of globules, rheological evaluation, zeta potential, percentage drug entrapment, In-vitro drug release. Multiple emulsions have been proposed to have numerous uses including their use as prolonged drug delivery system.
Multiple Emulsions, Emulsifying agent, Membrane emulsification
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Prajapati, S. B., Bhatt, H., Koli, A., Dharamsi, A., & Shah, S. A. (2013). An overview of Preparation, Evaluation and Applications of Multiple Emulsions. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 2(1), 142-150.