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Robust molecular micro-capsules for encapsulating and releasing hydrophilic contents

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Abstract

The hydrophobic–amphiphilic self-assembly approach has been employed to prepare molecular micro-capsules simply by cooling down an emulsion, in a hot polar solvent medium, of a melted compound having two very well-distinguished units, both with highly non-polar and hydrophobic characteristics. The resulting micro-capsules are very stable and robust both in suspension and under dry conditions. Further, such micro-capsules can effectively encapsulate hydrophilic compounds which can later on be easily released upon the application of UV-light.

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The article was received on 20 May 2013, accepted on 02 Jul 2013 and first published on 03 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43803A
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7827-7829

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    Robust molecular micro-capsules for encapsulating and releasing hydrophilic contents

    F. Vera, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Avci, J. Arbiol, J. Esquena, C. Rovira and J. Veciana, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7827
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43803A

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