Pseudo ternary phase diagrams: a practical approach for the area and centroid calculation of stable microemulsion regions

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BERKMAN M. S., Gulec K.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, vol.51, no.1, pp.42-49, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/istanbuljpharm.2020.0090
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-49
  • Keywords: Microemulsion, pseudo ternary phase diagram, coordinate geometry, algorithm, Microsoft (R) Excel macro, EMULSIONS, SYSTEM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Aims: This study aims to develop and evaluate a practical approach for the complicated area and centroid calculation of stable microemulsion regions. Pseudo ternary phase diagrams are used to determine the region of microemulsion existence. The effect of various surfactant/co-surfactant weight ratios on the extent of a stable microemulsion area can easily be observed with these diagrams. Furthermore, the optimum formulations are selected using the centroid of the microemulsion region.