The support by the Volkswagen Foundation (I/80 051-054) and the 6th FP EU-project STREP-NMP3-CT-2005-516922 “SelectNANO” is kindly acknowledged. We are grateful to Anne Heilig for AFM measurements and to Rona Pitschke for SEM measurements.
Remote Control of Bioreactions in Multicompartment Capsules†
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Special Issue: Special Section on Bionanotechnology
Volume 19, Issue 20, pages 3142–3145, October, 2007
How to Cite
Kreft, O., Skirtach, A. G., Sukhorukov, G. B. and Möhwald, H. (2007), Remote Control of Bioreactions in Multicompartment Capsules. Adv. Mater., 19: 3142–3145. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701977
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 17 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Received: 3 AUG 2007
- Volkswagen Foundation. Grant Number: I/80 051-054
- FP EU-project STREP-NMP3-CT-2005-516922 “SelectNANO”
- Biomedical materials;
- Stimuli-responsive materials
Remote control over reactions in multicompartment capsules is investigated. Dual-compartment capsules were constructed by consecutive fabrication of the inner and the outer parts of CaCO3 microcapsules separated by a polyelectrolyte multilayer IR-sensitized by nanoparticle doping. Upon near-infrared laser illumination the contents of the inner capsules are mixed with the outer one. This research paves the way to a simple method for performing sophisticated bioreactions in confined volumes.