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Multiple-division of self-propelled oil droplets through acetal formation

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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel system that exhibits both self-propelled motion and division of micrometer-sized oil droplets induced by chemical conversion of the system components. Such unique dynamics were observed in an oil-in-water emulsion of a benzaldehyde derivative, an alkanol and a cationic surfactant at a low pH.

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Submitted
27 Nov 2014
Accepted
08 Jan 2015
First published
08 Jan 2015

Soft Matter, 2015,11, 1459-1463
Article type
Communication

Multiple-division of self-propelled oil droplets through acetal formation

T. Banno, R. Kuroha, S. Miura and T. Toyota, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 1459
DOI: 10.1039/C4SM02631D

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