New communication in Angewandte Chemie

posted Oct 28, 2011, 12:42 PM by Shin-Hyun Kim   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 12:43 PM ]
A communication in Angewandte Chemie on micro-origami has been accepted for publication.

Soft micro-origami: The planar bilayer microparticles, consisting of active and passive layers, exhibit a structural transformation to microcapsules due to an anisotropic volume expansion. The soft hydrogel materials used for both layers facilitate the reversible transformation and complete closure of the compartment, which enables in-situ encapsulation and triggered release of micro- to nano-scopic active ingredients.

 Tae Soup Shim, Shin-Hyun Kim, Chul-Joon Heo, Hwan Chul Jeon and Seung-Man Yang, "Controlled Origami Folding of Hydrogel Bilayers with Sustained Reversibility for Robust Microcarriers," Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Accepted for publication (2011).