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Fabrication and application of complex microcapsules: A review


The development of new functional materials requires cutting-edge technologies for incorporating different functional materials without reducing their functionality. Microencapsulation is a method to encapsulate different functional materials at nano- and micro-scale, which can provide the necessary protection for the encapsulated materials. In this review, microencapsulation is categorized into Chemical, Physical, Physio-Chemical and Microfluidic methods. The focus of this review is to describe these four categories in details by elaborating on their various microencapsulation methods and mechanisms. It further discusses the key features and potential applications of each method. Through this review, the readers could be aware of many aspects of this field from the fabrication processes, to the main properties´╝î and to the applications of microcapsules.

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The article was received on 12 Aug 2019, accepted on 26 Nov 2019 and first published on 27 Nov 2019

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01634A
Soft Matter, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Fabrication and application of complex microcapsules: A review

    M. G. Bah, H. M. Bilal and J. Wang, Soft Matter, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01634A

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