Soft microcapsules with highly plastic shells formed by interfacial polyelectrolyte-nanoparticle complexation.

@article{Kaufman2015SoftMW,
  title={Soft microcapsules with highly plastic shells formed by interfacial polyelectrolyte-nanoparticle complexation.},
  author={Gilad Kaufman and Siamak Nejati and Raphael Sarfati and Rostislav Boltyanskiy and Michael Loewenberg and Eric R Dufresne and Chinedum O Osuji},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 38},
  pages={7478-82}
}
Composite microcapsules have been aggressively pursued as designed chemical entities for biomedical and other applications. Common preparations rely on multi-step, time consuming processes. Here, we present a single-step approach to fabricate such microcapsules with shells composed of nanoparticle-polyelectrolyte and protein-polyelectrolyte complexes, and demonstrate control of the mechanical and release properties of these constructs. Interfacial polyelectrolyte-nanoparticle and… CONTINUE READING