Golf ball-shaped PLGA microparticles with internal pores fabricated by simple O/W emulsion

Mi Ri Kim, Seungwoo Lee, Jung Ki Park, Kuk Young Cho

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Simple oil-in-water emulsion led to structural complexity at both the surface and interior of the PLGA microsphere. A golf ball-like dimpled surface comes from the heteroaggregation of volatile nonsolvent colloid originating from the inside of the organic droplet as supported by in situ optical microscopy. The internal porous structure and encapsulation of hydrophobic agent inside the microparticle implies its potential application as a drug carrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7433-7435
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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