Issue 50, 2020

Temperature sensitive water-in-water emulsions


A novel approach for a temperature-sensitive stabilization of water-in-water (W/W) emulsions is described. Specifically, we leveraged the thermal induced conformation change of tailored thermoresponsive block copolymers to reversibly stabilize and destabilize water–water interfaces. In addition, we investigated our approach to reversibly tune the reaction kinetics of enzymes compartmentalized within aqueous two-phase systems.

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24 Mar 2020
13 May 2020
First published
20 May 2020
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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 6814-6817

Temperature sensitive water-in-water emulsions

M. Pavlovic, A. Plucinski, L. Zeininger and B. V. K. J. Schmidt, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 6814 DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02171G

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