Self-rupturing microcapsules

Bruno G. De Geest, Christophe Déjugnat, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Kevin Braeckmans, Stefaan C. De Smedt, Joseph Demeester

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The design of a self-rupturing microcapsules was reported. To obtain positively charged microgels, dex-HEMA with dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate was copolymerizzed. Radical polymerization of the aqueous dex-HEMA emulsion droplets was initiated by adding TEMED and KPS. The fluorescence recovery was quantified by calculating the ratio of the fluorescence intensity of the recovering region to the fluorescence intensity of a non-bleached region in the same capsule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2357-2361
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


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