Solvent-responsive polymer nanocapsules with controlled permeability: Encapsulation and release of a fluorescent dye by swelling and deswelling

Eunju Kim, Jiyeong Lee, Dongwoo Kim, Kyung Eun Lee, Sung Sik Han, Namseok Lim, Juseok Kang, Chan Gyung Park, Kimoon Kim

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A solvent-responsive polymer nanocapsule swells and deswells in response to a change in solvent composition, and the permeability of the shell of the nanocapsule can be controlled simply by swelling and deswelling; encapsulation and release of a fluorescent dye is achieved by a swelling-deswelling-swelling cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1474
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 16


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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