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Microgels for the Encapsulation and Stimulus-Responsive Release of Molecules with Distinct Polarities.
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PMID:  21504069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A microfluidic strategy for the encapsulation and stimulus-responsive release of molecules with distinct polarities from the interior of microgels is reported. The approach relies on (i) the generation of a primary O/W emulsion by the ultrasonication method, (ii) MF emulsification of the primary emulsion, and (iii) photopolymerization of the monomer present in the aqueous phase of the droplets, thereby transforming them into microgels. Non-polar molecules are dissolved in oil droplets embedded in the microgels. Polar molecules are physically associated with the hydrogel network. Upon heating, the microgels contract and release polar and non-polar cargo molecules. The approach paves the way for stimuli-responsive vehicles for multiple drug delivery.
Dinesh Jagadeesan; Irina Nasimova; Ilya Gourevich; Sergey Starodubtsev; Eugenia Kumacheva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Macromolecular bioscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1616-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101135941     Medline TA:  Macromol Biosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H6, Canada.
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