Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Microcapsules: Novel All-Natural Microcapsules from Gelatin and Shellac for Biorelated Applications (Adv. Funct. Mater. 37/2013)
A. R. Patel, K. P. Velikov, and co-workers report novel all-natural microcapsules fabricated by utilisation of the spontaneous non-covalent interactions between a biopolymer gelatin and a natural resin-shellac. On page 4710, versatile applications of these novel microcapsules for pharmaceuticals (encapsulation and release of bioactive molecules), foods (loading of colorants and flavors), sensors (encapsulation of pH sensitive dye), and biotechnology (enzyme immobilization) fields are successfully demonstrated.