Use of anchoring amphiphilic diblock copolymers for encapsulation of hydrophilic actives in polymeric microcapsules: methodology and encapsulation efficiency
Journal article, 2019

Aqueous core-shell particles based on polystyrene, poly(methyl methacrylate) or polycaprolactone have been formulated using a facile double emulsion-based solvent evaporation method. The size distribution is narrow, and the morphology control is remarkable given the simple characteristics of the encapsulation method. The inner droplets are stabilized by oil-soluble poly(ethylene oxide)-based block copolymers which are anchored in the polymeric shell by using hydrophobic blocks of the same type as that of the shell-forming polymer. This facilitates the efficient encapsulation of dyes and hydrophilic biocides. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Double emulsion

Polymer brushes





Markus Andersson Trojer

Max Planck Society

Division of bio-based fibres

Asvad A. Gabul-Zada

University of Gothenburg

Anna Ananievskaia

University of Gothenburg

Lars Nordstierna

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Lars Nordstierna Group

Marcus Östman

Umeå University

Hans Blanck

University of Gothenburg

Colloid and Polymer Science

0303-402X (ISSN) 1435-1536 (eISSN)

Vol. 297 2 307-313

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Polymer Technologies



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