Colloid-monoglyceride composites in hydrophobic solutions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-542
Journal / PublicationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1-3
Online published13 May 2011
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


We study the phase ordering of colloids suspended in the gel phase of aggregated monoglyceride (MG) and the resulting structures. The nano-sized particles are dispersed in a MG-oil matrix to interact with the lamellar structure of MG to form the paste whose rheological feature can be modified by changing particle concentrations. The paste is metastable and ages into the stable β-crystals of MG. In general, the presence of colloids frustrates the lamellar ordering and leads to a decrease in the enthalpy change on melting and a shift of the gelation point to a lower temperature. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Colloids, Lipids, Phase separation and phase transitions