Journal article

Triggering Release of Encapsulated Cargo

Angus PR Johnston, Georgina K Such, Frank Caruso

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2010

Abstract

(Figure Equotion Presented) Specific stimuli can be used to trigger the release of cargo encapsulated in polymer carriers in applications ranging from drug delivery to catalysis. Current approaches can be categorized in two classes: application of an external stimulus, such as light, and exploitation of environmental changes, such as chemical and enzymatic degradation (see picture). © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.