This work was supported by the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program of Korea Research Foundation (KRF) and Amore-Pacific Co. (Korea), and by the NSF (DMR-0602684 (D.A.W.) and DMR-0507208 (Z.H.)) and the Harvard MRSEC (DMR-0213805). A.F.-N. is grateful to the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia (MAT2004-03581) and to the University of Almeria (leave of absence). INEST Group is sponsored by PMUSA.
Fabrication of Monodisperse Gel Shells and Functional Microgels in Microfluidic Devices†
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 46, Issue 11, pages 1819–1822, March 5, 2007
How to Cite
Kim, J.-W., Utada, Andrew S., Fernández-Nieves, A., Hu, Z. and Weitz, David A. (2007), Fabrication of Monodisperse Gel Shells and Functional Microgels in Microfluidic Devices. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46: 1819–1822. doi: 10.1002/anie.200604206
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 2006
- NSF. Grant Numbers: DMR-0602684, DMR-0507208
- Harvard MRSEC. Grant Number: DMR-0213805
- Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia. Grant Number: MAT2004-03581
- University of Almeria
Microgel structures such as spherical microgel shells (picture on the upper left) and spherical microgel particles that incorporate quantum dots, magnetic nanoparticles, and polymer microparticles (other images) have been prepared by a capillary microfluidic technique. Because these particles change their volume with changes in temperature, they may find application in, for example, drug delivery.