Monovalent salt enhances colloidal stability during the formation of chitosan/tripolyphosphate microgels.

@article{Huang2011MonovalentSE,
  title={Monovalent salt enhances colloidal stability during the formation of chitosan/tripolyphosphate microgels.},
  author={Yan Huang and Yakov Lapitsky},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 17},
  pages={10392-9}
}
Chitosan micro- and nanoparticles are routinely prepared through ionotropic gelation, where sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) is added as a cross-linker to dilute chitosan solutions. Despite the wide use of these gel-like particles, their preparation currently relies on trial and error. To address this, we used isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), dynamic… CONTINUE READING