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Keywords:

  • aqueous two-phase systems;
  • droplet microfluidics;
  • complex microparticles
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Microgel particles are formed from aqueous-two-phase-system (ATPS) droplets in poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic devices. The droplets consist of a dextran core and a photopolymerizable poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) shell. Upon UV exposure, the ATPS droplets undergo a shape-transformation yielding PEGDA microgel particles containing a socket.