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Keywords:

  • core–shell;
  • hollow nanoparticles;
  • nanocapsules;
  • self-healing;
  • solvent evaporation
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Nanocapsules for the encapsulation of self-healing agents such as plasticizers, solvents, and monomers are prepared from various polymers. Successful encapsulation is driven by the internal phase separation between polymer and self-healing agent inthenanodroplets.