Erich J Windhab

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BACKGROUND In many developing countries, children are at high risk of goiter, vitamin A deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia. OBJECTIVE We aimed to develop a stable, efficacious salt fortified with iodine, iron, and vitamin A. DESIGN A novel spray-cooling technique was used with hydrogenated palm oil to package potassium iodate, micronized ferric(More)
An equimolar mixture of a cationic surfactant, cetylperidinium chloride (CPyCl), and salt sodium salicylate (NaSal) forms wormlike micelles in aqueous solutions. Under shear, the solution shows a pronounced shear-thickening behavior, which is coupled with oscillations in shear rate and the apparent viscosity. In this shear-thickening regime shear bands(More)
Hagfish slime is an ultra dilute, elastic and cohesive hydrogel that deploys within milliseconds in cold seawater from a glandularly secreted exudate. The slime is made of long keratin-like fibers and mucin-like glycoproteins that span a network which entraps water and acts as a defense mechanism against predators. Unlike other hydrogels, the slime only(More)
Partial coalescence in emulsions is a destabilization mechanism whereby the droplets retain their individual identity but there is a molecular contact between their content. This process can occur under fluctuating temperatures and/or shear stress, which effects the stability and quality of emulsions. In the case of topical drug delivery systems, in(More)
The extensional properties of 2-hydroxypropyl ether guar gum solutions were investigated using a capillary breakup extensional rheometer (CaBER). Optimization of the geometric parameters of this device allowed for the measurement of the characteristic relaxation times and the apparent extensional viscosities of a series of dilute to semidilute guar gum(More)
The lamellarity of liposomes is an important parameter to be controlled in liposomal delivery-release applications. A practical estimate of the degree of liposome lamellarity can be obtained by measuring the relative external surface area of the liposomes using a chemical assay. All such assays are based on a signal change caused by exposed marker lipids on(More)
The coalescence behavior of air bubbles in a dilute aqueous surfactant solution of a polyglycerol fatty acid ester (PGE), a commercial non-ionic surfactant, is investigated in a binary coalescence experiment. The focus is on the influence of the ionic strength of the solution on the rate of coalescence. Results are compared with the adsorption kinetics and(More)
Proteins can aggregate as amyloid fibrils under denaturing and destabilizing conditions such as low pH (2) and high temperature (90 °C). Fibrils of β-lactoglobulin are surface active and form adsorption layers at fluid-fluid interfaces. In this study, β-lactoglobulin fibrils were adsorbed at the oil-water interface at pH 2. A shear rheometer with a bicone(More)
Aqueous mixtures of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC), 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-diethylenetriamine pentaacetate (DMPE-DTPA) with complexed thulium ions (Tm(3+)), and cholesterol with varying molar ratio were studied at different temperatures in the presence and absence of a magnetic field. For mixtures without(More)
Birefringence measurements at high magnetic field strength of up to 33 T were used to detect magnetically induced alignment of bicelles composed of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC), cholesterol, and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DMPE-DTPA) with complexed lanthanide ions. These(More)