Single-step microfluidic fabrication of soft monodisperse polyelectrolyte microcapsules by interfacial complexation

Gilad Kaufman, Rostislav Boltyanskiy, Siamak Nejati, Abdou R. Thiam, Michael Loewenberg, Eric R. Dufresne, Chinedum O. Osuji

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Abstract

Common methods for fabrication of polyelectrolyte microcapsules rely on a multi-step process. We propose a single-step approach to generate polyelectrolyte microcapsules with 1-2 μm shells based on polyelectrolyte complexation across a water/oil droplet interface and study the effect of parameters controlling the polyelectrolyte complexation on shell thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3494-3497
Number of pages4
JournalLab on a Chip
Volume14
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Kaufman, G., Boltyanskiy, R., Nejati, S., Thiam, A. R., Loewenberg, M., Dufresne, E. R., & Osuji, C. O. (2014). Single-step microfluidic fabrication of soft monodisperse polyelectrolyte microcapsules by interfacial complexation. Lab on a Chip, 14(18), 3494-3497. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4lc00482e