A material that helps suspend one liquid in another with which it would not mix otherwise.
a material that causes water and oil to form an emulsion. Water normally occurs separately from oil; if, however, an emulsifying agent is present, the water becomes dispersed in the oil as tiny droplets. Or, rarely, the oil may be dispersed in the water. In either case, the emulsion must be treated to separate the water and the oil.
a chemical similar to soap which helps oil and water to mix and form an emulsion
a substance which is soluble in both oil and water, thus enabling the two to mix
Substance added to an emulsion to increase its stability and reduce the risk of separation of the two components. Soaps are widely used as emulsifying agents in the preparation of latex compounds for production of dipped goods.
A substance which when mixed with two incompatible materials will cause them to mix.
(extended definition) Surface-active substance used to facilitate the dispersion of an immiscible liquid compounding material in another liquid and to stabilize the emulsion thereby produced. Syn. Colloïdal stabilizer, Surfactant
Substance used to produce an emulsion of two liquids which do not naturally mix.
A sustance that coats the particles of the dispersed phase and prevents coagulation of colloidal particles; an emulsifier.