Journal article

Near-Incompressible Faceted Polymer Microcapsules from Metal-Organic Framework Templates

Hirotaka Ejima, Nobuhiro Yanai, James P Best, Melinda Sindoro, Steve Granick, Frank Caruso

ADVANCED MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2013

Abstract

Faceted polymer microcapsules are prepared from metal-organic framework (MOF) templates. The MOF templates are removable under mild aqueous conditions. The obtained microcapsules are stiffer than their spherical counterparts, reflecting the near-incompressibility of the facet edges, and indicating that the faceting might be a useful strategy for controlling the mechanical properties of polymer microcapsules.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by US Army Research Office


Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian Research Council is acknowledged for support under the Federation Fellowship (FF0776078), Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL120100030), and Discovery Project (DP0877360) schemes. This work was also supported by the US Army Research Office (grant award no. W911NF-10-1-0518). H.E. and N.Y. thank the JSPS for Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad.