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Encapsulation, release and applications of LbL polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules

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Abstract

Ever since their invention in 1998, polyelectrolyte multilayer micro- and nano-capsules have impacted various areas of biology, chemistry and physics. Here we highlight progress achieved since the millennium in the areas of encapsulation in and release from microcapsules, describe various structures including multicompartment and anisotropic constructs, and provide examples of several applications in biology. We also describe application areas such as drug delivery, intracellular trafficking, enzyme-catalyzed reactions, mechano-biology which benefited from recent developments in the area of polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules.

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The article was received on 10 Jun 2011, accepted on 28 Sep 2011 and first published on 14 Nov 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13453A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 12736-12746
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    Encapsulation, release and applications of LbL polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules

    A. G. Skirtach, A. M. Yashchenok and H. Möhwald, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12736
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13453A

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