Peer Review Publications

R AZOURY, N Garti, and S SARIG. 1986. “The amino acid factor in stone formers' and normal urines.” Urological Research, 14, 6, Pp. 295–298. Abstract
A review with 22 refs. The compn. of amino acids in kidney stone matrixes and inhibitory materials from normal urines is discussed. The amino acid factor (FAA) proposed is FAA = (Glutamic acid)/(Aspartic acid + Alanine); its value in fractions of non-potent inhibitory material and in kidney stone matrixes is \textless0.6. In potent portions of the inhibitory material sepd. from healthy people and young animals' urine the value is ≥0.8. The role of enzymes in calcium oxalate stone formation and the exptl. evidence of acidic amino polymers and monomers effect on calcium oxalate crystn. are also discussed. [on SciFinder(R)]
Marcel Friedman and Nissim. Garti. 1986. “Dicarboxylic esters of fatty (poly)glycerol esters. Analysis and determination.” Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents, 23, 6, Pp. 314–319. Abstract
The esterification of glyceryl monostearate [31566-31-1] with maleic anhydride [108-31-6] was studied by anal. wet and GLC methods to parameterize and optimize the reaction and maximize the desired yield. Prolonged esterification and temps. \textgreater110-120° increased the diglyceride and hydrophobic product yield. Higher molar ratios of ester to anhydride increased esterification yield. The mechanism and kinetics of the reaction were also detd. [on SciFinder(R)]
N Garti and A Aserin. 1986. “Effect of hydrophobic chain on CMC in ethoxylated surfactants.” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 7, 1, Pp. 81–93. Abstract
Ethoxylated oleyl alc. or esters and selected derivs. behave abnormally in aq. solns. When plotting ln (CMC) vs. the no. of ethylene oxide (EO) units of the unsatd. compds., neg. slopes are obtained, while pos. slopes are expected for the corresponding satd. surfactants. Prepn. of dihydroxy-, dichloro-, and dibromostearyl ethers or esters of ethoxylated surfactants and selected polyglycerol esters confirmed these anomalies. No common intercept is expected for such compds. at 0 EO units. An explanation based on steric hindrance of the surfactant on micelle packing is proposed. [on SciFinder(R)]
N Garti and O ARKAD. 1986. “Preparation of cloudy coconut oil emulsions containing dispersed titanium dioxide using atomizer.” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 7, 5, Pp. 513–523. Abstract
Food Grade Rutile (TiO2) was dispersed in coconut oil with the help of hydrophobic emulsifiers such as sorbitan esters and lecithin. The dispersed mixt. was melted and blended with hydrophilic emulsifiers such as ethoxylated sorbitan esters and the preheated (60°) blend was further sprayed by atomizer into cold water (20°). The oil-in-water emulsions contained encapsulated TiO2 in the internal phase. The technique is simple and allows prepn. of stable emulsions with av. droplets size of 1-10 $μ$. [on SciFinder(R)]
N Garti and A Aserin. 1986. “Brominated, chlorinated and hydroxylated surfactants derived from oleyl chain. Part II. Emulsifying properties.” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 7, 5, Pp. 499–511. Abstract
Bromination, chlorination, and hydroxylation of the hydrophobic chains of com. available polyethylene glycol oleyl ether [9004-98-2], polyethylene glycol monooleate [9004-96-0], and polyglycerol esters resulted in surfactants with improved hydrophobic properties and unchanged hydrophilic moieties. The modified surfactants stabilized paraffinic oil in water emulsions. The derivatization of the nonionic surfactants increased their HLB value. The ability of the surfactants to stabilize the emulsions was not due to increased sp. gravities but rather due to the fact that better steric arrangement on the interface was obtained. [on SciFinder(R)]
N Garti, A Aserin, and A KOPILOVICH. 1986. “Transparent macroemulsions for cosmetic applications.” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 8, 1, Pp. 1–7. Abstract
A method for the prepn. of transparent emulsions for cosmetic applications consists of adding water and a blend of 2 emulsifiers (sorbitan fatty acid esters and their ethoxylated derivs.) to iso-Pr myristate (I) [110-27-0] followed by homogenization. The use of excessive emulsifiers decreased the emulsion stability. The best emulsion stability was obtained with 7, 9, 10, and 15% (by wt.) of emulsifier blend for 20, 30, 40 and 50% I. An ideal compn. contained 20% I and 5% emulsifier. Emulsions prepd. with water, in the absence of polyols, were stable even after 12 mo storage. The stability of the sorbitol [50-70-4] emulsion was improved by adding anionic emulsifiers such as triethanolamine oleate [2717-15-9] to the nonionic blend. Thus, combinations of triethanolamine oleate and sorbitan esters and ethoxylated sorbitan esters improved the emulsion stability. [on SciFinder(R)]
N Garti, K SATO, J SCHLICHTER, and E WELLNER. 1986. “The dimer association of stearic acid in solution.” Crystal Research and Technology, 21, 5, Pp. 653–656. Abstract
The dissocn. const. of stearic acid dimer was detd. in four different solvents, using a Fourier transform IR technique. The $Δ$H obtained for each solvent decrease as the solvation of stearic acid increases. The results are relevant to the crystn. process of stearic acid from soln. which may lead to different polymorphic forms depending on the different crystn. parameters. [on SciFinder(R)]
Nissim Garti and Kiyotaka. Sato. 1986. “Effects of surfactants on transition kinetics of stearic acid polymorphs.” JAOCS, J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 63, 2, Pp. 236–239. Abstract
The effects of some nonionic surfactants on the kinetics of the soln.-mediated transition of stearic acid [57-11-4] of B and C polymorphs were studied. Some surfactants retard the transition of the thermodn. unstable stearic acid modification to the stable form in methanol, n-hexane and decane solns. The surfactants consisting of large hydrophilic moieties revealed a significant retardation effect. The effect also depends on the solvent; the lower the soly. of the surfactant in the solvents, the more the transition rate was decreased. The C→B transition was more affected than the B→C transition with a given surfactant. [on SciFinder(R)]
Nissim Garti, Judith Schlichter, and Sara. Sarig. 1986. “Effect of food emulsifiers on polymorphic transitions of cocoa butter.” JAOCS, J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 63, 2, Pp. 230–236. Abstract
The polymorphic behavior of cocoa butter in the presence of several food emulsifiers serving as crystal structure modifiers was investigated. Emphasis was placed on transitions among the relatively stable forms IV, V and VI, which are significant for a confectionery industry. As known from industry work, within the series of sorbitan esters and ethoxylated sorbitan esters, the solid emulsifiers were the most efficient in retarding transition of V form into VI modification. Blends of sorbitan monostearate (Span 60) [1338-41-6], ethoxylated sorbitan monostearate (Tween 60) [9005-67-8] and Span 60-Tween 65 [9005-71-4] were particularly effective. Surprisingly, some combinations of emulsifiers accelerate the transition of form IV into form V. Transition of form V into form VI occurs via the solid state, and other transitions are known to take place via the liq. phase. Emulsifiers increased liq. fraction of the fat prior to its transition. Mechanistic considerations concerning these transitions are suggested. [on SciFinder(R)]
Nissim Garti, Goubran F Remon, and Beno. Zaidman. 1986. “Polyglycerol esters of vegetable oils. Polyglycerol esters of thermal crosslinked vegetable oils: preparation and techno-economical evaluation.” Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents, 23, 6, Pp. 320–324. Abstract
Unsatd. fatty acids of soybean and castor oils were isomerized to conjugated forms and thermally polymd. or crosslinked to obtain emulsifiers for oil-water emulsions. The emulsifying agents were prepd. in 3 ways. The oil was transesterified with glycerol to obtain mono/diglycerides which were heated to 290° to give crosslinked polyglycerol esters. The emulsifiers were also prepd. by treating the soybean or castor oil with polyglycerols previously prepd. The 3rd case involved crosslinking the oil by a transesterification reaction 12 h at 290° to give a dimerized oil which was then transesterified with polyglycerol. A mixt. contg. 3% of the above-prepd. crosslinked polyglycerol esters, 40% water, and 50% soybean oil was easily emulsified to form a nonviscous stable water-in-oil emulsion. [on SciFinder(R)]
Shlomo Magdassi and Nissim. Garti. 1986. “A kinetic model for release of electrolytes from W/O/W multiple emulsions.” Journal of Controlled Release, 3, 4, Pp. 273–277. Abstract
The release of electrolytes from water-oil-water (W/O/W) emulsions was studied. A significant difference was obsd. in the release of NaCl and org. ion (ephedrine-HCl [50-98-6]). The rate of release decreased with the increase of the initial concn. of the electrolyte. A kinetic model which is similar to the model for release of dispersed drugs from a polymeric matrix was suitable for the release of electrolytes from multiple emulsions. [on SciFinder(R)]
Shlomo Magdassi and Nissim. Garti. 1986. “Formation of water/oil/water multiple emulsions with solid oil phase.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 120, 2, Pp. 537–539. Abstract
Two multiple emulsions, one with liq. oil and one with solid oil (paraffin wax), were prepd. Diln. of the emulsion in an electrolyte soln. (0.9% (wt./wt.) NaCl) caused a decrease in droplet size within 15 min only in the emulsion which contained the liq. oil phase, while the particle sizes of the solid multiple emulsion/dispersion remained const., confirming the existence of stable rigid oil membrane. [on SciFinder(R)]
Tal Rabiner, Nissim Garti, and Abraham. Aserin. 1986. “Intravenous fat emulsions for parenteral nutrition.” Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents, 23, 6, Pp. 342–345. Abstract
Oil emulsions comprising 10 or 20% soybean oil, 1.2% egg or soybean phosphatides, and 2.25% glycerol in distd. H2O to 100% with pH adjusted to 7-7.5 by NaOH were optimally homogeneous when lecithin comprised phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositols, and lysophosphatidylcholines at a ratio of 6:2:1:0.03; and when the lecithin component was well dispersed in liposome form in the aq. phase prior to emulsion prepn. This dispersion was best obtained by high pressure homogenization (microfluidization) of the emulsifier. [on SciFinder(R)]