Microcapsules: Novel All-Natural Microcapsules from Gelatin and Shellac for Biorelated Applications (Adv. Funct. Mater. 37/2013)

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  • Ashok R. Patel,

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    1. Soft Condensed Matter Group, Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
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    1. Vandemoortele Centre, Laboratory of Food Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, University of Gent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
    • Soft Condensed Matter Group, Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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  • Caroline Remijn,

    1. Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3134 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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  • Ana-isabel Mulet Cabero,

    1. Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3134 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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  • Patricia C.M. Heussen,

    1. Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3134 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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  • Jack W.M. Seijen ten Hoorn,

    1. Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3134 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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  • Krassimir P. Velikov

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    1. Soft Condensed Matter Group, Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    2. Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3134 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
    • Soft Condensed Matter Group, Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Abstract

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A. R. Patel, K. P. Velikov, and co-workers report novel all-natural microcapsules fabricated by utilisation of the spontaneous non-covalent interactions between a biopolymer gelatin and a natural resin-shellac. On page 4710, versatile applications of these novel microcapsules for pharmaceuticals (encapsulation and release of bioactive molecules), foods (loading of colorants and flavors), sensors (encapsulation of pH sensitive dye), and biotechnology (enzyme immobilization) fields are successfully demonstrated.

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