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Release mechanisms for polyelectrolyte capsules

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Polyelectrolyte capsules have recently been introduced as new microscopic vehicles which could have high potential in the biomedical field. In this critical review we give an introduction to the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique which is used to fabricate these polyelectrolyte capsules as well as to the different triggers that have been exploited to obtain drug release from these capsules. Furthermore, other types of triggered delivery systems are compared and critically discussed with regard to their clinical relevance. (171 references.)

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The article was received on 18 Aug 2006 and first published on 13 Oct 2006

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B600460C
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 636-649

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    Release mechanisms for polyelectrolyte capsules

    B. G. De Geest, N. N. Sanders, G. B. Sukhorukov, J. Demeester and S. C. De Smedt, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 636
    DOI: 10.1039/B600460C

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