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Keywords:

  • gels;
  • microencapsulation;
  • phase transitions;
  • polymers;
  • template synthesis
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A novel thermo-induced self-bursting microcapsule with magnetic-targeting property is developed (see figure). The Fe3O4 nanoparticles-embedded PNIPAM shell enables magnetic-targeting and thermo-induced self-bursting of the microcapsules. Lipophilic chemicals dissolved in the oil core are completely released with the burst release of the encapsulated oil.