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Redefining the functions of nanocapsule materials

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Abstract

Nanocapsules are key components in new technologies related to biomedicine and materials science. However, their long-term fate after use is still largely ignored. We discuss here a sustainable approach where the products of degradation of the nanoparticles play a significant role in their application because they are also functional molecules. The polymer shell of the nanocapsules is chemically engineered so that the degradation products formed upon chemical damage are useful after their normal use.

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Submitted
16 Nov 2015
Accepted
03 Feb 2016
First published
03 Feb 2016

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale Horiz., 2016,1, 268-271
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Redefining the functions of nanocapsule materials

D. Crespy, L. P. Lv and K. Landfester, Nanoscale Horiz., 2016, 1, 268
DOI: 10.1039/C5NH00112A

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