New Communication in Chem. Commun.

posted Jan 17, 2013, 4:59 PM by Shin-Hyun Kim
Bomi Kim, Hye Soo Lee, Jaeyun Kim and Shin-Hyun Kim, " Microfluidic fabrication of photo-responsive hydrogel capsules," Chemical Communications (2013). (accepted for publication) (Corresponding author, invited for special issue on Microfluidics)

We report thermo- and photo-responsive hydrogel capsules, providing controlled encapsulation and triggered release of water-soluble encapsulants. Monodisperse O/W/O (oil-in-water-in-oil) double-emulsion drops are produced in a capillary microfluidic device as templates, which transform into hydrogel capsules upon polymerization of thermo-sensitive monomers in water phase containing gold nanorods.