It was found that linear poly glycerol monomethacrylate —poly 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate PGMA—PHPMA diblock copolymer spheres and worms do not survive the high shear homogenisation conditions used for emulsification. Stable emulsions are obtained, but the copolymer acts as a polymeric surfactant; individual chains rather than particles are adsorbed at the oil—water interface. Particle dissociation during emulsification is attributed to the weakly hydrophobic character of the PHPMA block. TEM studies confirm that the resulting cross-linked spherical or worm-like nanoparticles survive emulsification and produce genuine Pickering emulsions.
In the safety of your lair you review the bounties you have collected, considering your next target. When night falls upon the land, you will emerge. The cityfolk have come to fear you and the silence in which you strike. With your leather gear and Sabre, you are able to maneuver in the shadows until your target is exactly where you want him.