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All-aqueous core-shell droplets produced in a microfluidic device

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Abstract

We present a microfluidic method to compartmentalize aqueous polymer solutions within water-in-water microdroplets, which are continuously generated without using organic solvents or surfactants. Phase separation inside the drops yields all-aqueous core-shell structures (water-in-water-in-water), as we demonstrate using the aqueous two phase system of polyethylene glycol and dextran.

Graphical abstract: All-aqueous core-shell droplets produced in a microfluidic device

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2011, accepted on 26 Aug 2011 and first published on 07 Sep 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06517C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 9878-9880
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    All-aqueous core-shell droplets produced in a microfluidic device

    I. Ziemecka, V. van Steijn, G. J. M. Koper, M. T. Kreutzer and J. H. van Esch, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 9878
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06517C

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