Advanced Materials

Microgels: Nanoemulsion Composite Microgels for Orthogonal Encapsulation and Release (Adv. Mater. 28/2012)

Authors

  • Harry Z. An,

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-270, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Matthew E. Helgeson,

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-270, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • Patrick S. Doyle

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    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-270, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-270, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
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Abstract

Synthesis of shape- and chemically-anisotropic nano-emulsion-laden microgels is reported by P. S. Doyle and co-workers on page 3838. The particles are capable of encapsulation and release of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic species using multiple orthogonal methods from a single particle, enabling new hierarchical strategies for controlled storage and delivery of small molecules and bioactives.

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