Preparation of monodisperse solid fat microspheres in a microfluidic device

Ayana Nakatsuka, Aya Matsuo, Toshimitsu Kanai

Abstract

A method to prepare monodisperse solid fat microspheres using microfluidic techniques is demonstrated. Monodisperse molten fat droplets are generated in a capillary microfluidic device heated above the melting point of the fat, and subsequently solidified by cooling. This process offers highly monodisperse solid fat microspheres with a coeffcient of variation of less than 1.5% without the addition of an emulsifier. The monodisperse solid fat microspheres are potentially useful as food materials and microcapsules in delivery systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Oils and fats
Microspheres
Microfluidics
Melting point
Molten materials
Cooling

Keywords

  • Capillary microfluidic device
  • Emulsion
  • Fat
  • Microfluidics
  • Monodispersity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Preparation of monodisperse solid fat microspheres in a microfluidic device. / Nakatsuka, Ayana; Matsuo, Aya; Kanai, Toshimitsu.

In: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2016, p. 541-543.

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Nakatsuka, Ayana; Matsuo, Aya; Kanai, Toshimitsu / Preparation of monodisperse solid fat microspheres in a microfluidic device.

In: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2016, p. 541-543.

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