Multicompartmental Microparticles: Controlled Synthesis of 3D Multi-Compartmental Particles with Centrifuge-Based Microdroplet Formation from a Multi-Barrelled Capillary (Adv. Mater. 10/2012)

Authors

  • Kazuki Maeda,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
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  • Hiroaki Onoe,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
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  • Masahiro Takinoue,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
    Current affiliation:
    1. Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-8503, Japan
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  • Shoji Takeuchi

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
    • Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan.
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Abstract

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Multi-compartmental particles and a centrifuge-based droplet shooting device (CDSD) are described on page 1340 by S. Takeuchi and co-workers. Sodium alginate solutions introduced in a multi-barreled capillary form droplets at the capillary orifice under ultra-high gravity, and are solidified in a CaCl2 solution. The size, shape, and compartmentalization of the particles are con-trolled. All of the fabrication procedures can be conducted on a lab bench within a few minutes using commercially available components.

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