This work was supported by Research Grant R-397-000-077-112 from the National University of Singapore (NUS). We thank Colin Sheppard and Lu Fa Ke of the Bioimaging Laboratory, NUS, for assistance and use of the confocal microscope. We are grateful for the comments raised by the anonymous referees that allowed us to improve this work.
Inwards Buildup of Concentric Polymer Layers: A Method for Biomolecule Encapsulation and Microcapsule Encoding†
Article first published online: 16 JUN 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 30, pages 5189–5193, July 12, 2010
How to Cite
Bai, J., Beyer, S., Mak, W. C., Rajagopalan, R. and Trau, D. (2010), Inwards Buildup of Concentric Polymer Layers: A Method for Biomolecule Encapsulation and Microcapsule Encoding. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 5189–5193. doi: 10.1002/anie.200906498
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 16 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 19 APR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 18 NOV 2009
- National University of Singapore. Grant Number: R-397-000-077-112
Encoding by encapsulation: A polymeric shell fabrication approach combines biomolecule encapsulation with encoding. Striated polymeric shells, fabricated through an inwards diffusion of poly(allylamine) into the matrices of agarose microbeads, serves to encapsulate the biomolecules within the microcapsule. Encoding is performed through the color and/or thickness permutation of the striated polymeric shells (see picture).