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Fluorescent microparticles fabricated through chemical coating of O/W emulsion droplets with a thin metallic film

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Abstract

We have developed a simple fabrication process for fluorescent silver-coated liquid particles. The synthesis involves the encapsulation of quasi-monodisperse micronic soybean oil-in-water emulsion droplets in a polydopamine shell followed by an electroless silver plating of the surface. Due to the presence of the thin silver layer, the droplets exhibit a broad range fluorescence that shows no photobleaching upon illumination. The method shows that multimodal colloidal microparticles can be produced via a high-yield method from sustainable, off-the-shelf products with mild synthesis routes in aqueous conditions.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent microparticles fabricated through chemical coating of O/W emulsion droplets with a thin metallic film

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Submitted
29 Nov 2013
Accepted
23 Dec 2013
First published
04 Mar 2014

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 11564-11568
Article type
Communication

Fluorescent microparticles fabricated through chemical coating of O/W emulsion droplets with a thin metallic film

G. M. Nocera, K. Ben M'Barek, D. G. Bazzoli, G. Fraux, M. Bontems-Van Heijenoort, J. Chokki, S. Georgeault, Y. Chen and J. Fattaccioli, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11564 DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47063F

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