Gas-filled polyelectrolyte capsules

Dmitry G. Shchukin, Karen Köhler, Helmuth Möhwald, Gleb B. Sukhorukov

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Full of air: Electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolyte multilayers was successfully accomplished on the surface of an air microbubble (core). The resulting polyelectrolyte shell stabilizes the air microbubbles against collapse and prevents the dissolution of air in aqueous media. Air-containing polyallylamine/ poly(styrene sulfonate)(PAH/PSS) microcapsules have a broad size distribution (1-20 μm). (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3310-3314
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Emulsions
  • Interfaces
  • Microbubbles
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Self-assembly


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