Date of Award

Spring 1952

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Koch, John R.

Second Advisor

Kittsley, Scott

Third Advisor

Toralballa, Gloria


The general study of emulsions including their constituents or phases, emulsifying agents, methods of preparation, physical properties and stability has afforded considerable light on certain theoretical aspects of colloid science. Through the years, research problems in this field have elicited continued interest from theoretical as well as industrial chemists. Of the different kinds of emulsions such as oil-in-water, water-in-oil and oil-in-oil, the least studied are the oil-in-oil type emulsions. In 1949 Koch , Heinrioh and Sister Marie Denise (Dwyer) conducted, investigations in this field and helped supplement the meager data. As an extension of these studies, Professor Kittsley suggested a problem concerning oil-in-oil emulsions using the recently developed "silicone oils". In particular our problem was the preparation of silicone oil emulsions with various naturally occurring oils and commercial products and the study of the properties of the resulting systems.