Cover Picture: Uniform Rattle-type Hollow Magnetic Mesoporous Spheres as Drug Delivery Carriers and their Sustained-Release Property (Adv. Funct. Mater. 18/2008)

Authors

  • Wenru Zhao,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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  • Hangrong Chen,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Ding-xi Road, Shanghai 200050 (P. R. China)
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  • Yongsheng Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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  • Liang Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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  • Meidong Lang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
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  • Jianlin Shi

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China)
    2. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Ding-xi Road, Shanghai 200050 (P. R. China)
    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (P. R. China).
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Abstract

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The cover, designed by Liangming Xiong, illustrates the work of Jianlin Shi, Wenru Zhao and co-workers that is reported on page 2780. Here, a novel kind of rattle-type hollow magnetic mesoporous sphere is described that can be used for the storage and release of ibuprofen. The material shows enhanced drug-loading capacity and reasonably high magnetization strength and is therefore expected to be suitable for targeted drug delivery.

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