Journal article

Phenolic film engineering for template-mediated microcapsule preparation

Hirotaka Ejima, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso

POLYMER JOURNAL | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

Microcapsules are of scientific and technological interest because of their ability to encapsulate cargo inside their hollow interiors, thereby separating and protecting the cargo from the external environment. Both template-free and-mediated strategies have been exploited to prepare microcapsules. For the latter strategy, coating sacrificial particulate templates with robust films is a key step towards obtaining mechanically-stable hollow architectures following template removal. In this review, we focus on phenolic-based film engineering techniques utilizing dopamine (DA) and tannic acid (TA), which have recently emerged as new platforms for template-mediated capsule preparation. The first..

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