Functional Microcapsules via Thiol-ene Photopolymerization in Droplet-Based Microfluidics
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Thiol–ene chemistry was exploited in droplet-based microfluidics to fabricate advanced microcapsules with tunable encapsulation, degradation, and thermal properties. In addition, by utilizing the thiol–ene photopolymerization with tunable cross-link density, we demonstrate the importance of monomer conversion on the retention of omniphilic cargo in double emulsion templated microcapsules. Furthermore, we highlight the rapid cure kinetics afforded by thiol–ene chemistry in a continuous flow photopatterning device for hemispherical microparticle production.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Amato, D. V.,
Werner, J. G.,
Weitz, D. A.,
Patton, D. L.
(2017). Functional Microcapsules via Thiol-ene Photopolymerization in Droplet-Based Microfluidics. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(4), 3288-3293.
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