Towards polymer-based capsules with drastically reduced controlled permeability

Daria V. Andreeva, Gleb B. Sukhorukov

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Small molecules (dyes, therapeutics, etc.) could be easily handled, stored, delivered, and released by polyelectrolyte capsules. To make the polyelectrolyte capsule more efficient for small molecule encapsulation, capsule permeability should be significantly decreased. Here, we demonstrate the possibility to entrap water-soluble molecular species into polyelectrolyte capsules modified by a low permeable dense polymer (polypyrrole). Possible future areas in PE capsule application as carriers for gases and volatiles in the pharmaceutical, food, and gases industry, agriculture and cosmetology are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials for Application in Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781402068270
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500


  • Coatings
  • Gases
  • Microencapsulation
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Polypyrrole
  • Volatiles


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