Journal article

Preparation of Nano- and Microcapsules by Electrophoretic Polymer Assembly

Joseph J Richardson, Hirotaka Ejima, Samuel L Loercher, Kang Liang, Philipp Senn, Jiwei Cui, Frank Caruso

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2013

Abstract

Slipping into a comfortable routine: Multilayered polymer thin films were assembled on particles immobilized in agarose by electrophoresis on the basis of various interactions. Core removal then led to robust capsules with different polymer compositions (see fluorescence image). This approach enables the versatile and routine assembly of nanometer- and micron-sized capsules and coated particles with very few processing steps. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.