w/o emulsions and polyols

Hi everyone,
I have read several times in previous posts that it is not preferable to have high percentages of glycerine or propanediol in w/o emulsions. 
Can someone please explain me why is this
Thanks

Comments

  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    True, polyols will generally destabilize inverse-phase emulsions (w/Si too). To offer a theory, polyols may act as pseudo-surfactants in those systems. creating eutectic mixtures with available water, thereby competing with the primary ones employed.
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