Microemulsion Approach to Nanocontainers and Its Variability in Composition and Filling


  • Dedicated to Prof. Reinhard Nesper on the occasion of his 60th birthday.


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KSCN and phenylalanine are encapsulated with nanoscale hollow spheres acting as containers. These hollow spheres, composed of Au, CuS, AlO(OH), or SnO2, and can be prepared using a microemulsion technique, and yield particles with outer diameters of 15–30 nm and wall thicknesses of 2–10 nm.