Formation of polymer vesicles from microdroplets of polyion complex and examination of their physicochemical properties in microfluidic chamber

H. Oana, M. Morinaga, A. Kishimura, M. Gel, K. Kataoka, M. Washizu

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Abstract

This paper presents a direct observation of a non-trivial formation process of individual giant polymer vesicles, i.e., direct formation of vesicles from microdroplets of polyion complex (PIC) and the optimum condition for the formation of the PIC vesicles, providing a basis for an efficient mass-production. In addition, encapsulation of guest polymers and their retention within the PIC vesicle are demonstrated as well as modification of property of the PIC membrane by crosslinking of the constituent polymers. All experiments were achieved in a microfluidic chamber which can control solution conditions with keeping targeted objects under the view field of the optical microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Pages1588-1590
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2011Oct 6 2011

Publication series

Name15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Volume3

Other

Other15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/2/1110/6/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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