Clicking Well-Defined Biodegradable Nanoparticles and Nanocapsules by UV-Induced Thiol-Ene Cross-Linking in Transparent Miniemulsions

Jiong Zou, Chyi Chin, Efrosyni Themistou, Yukun Li, Chih-Kuang Chen, Paschalis Alexandridis, Chong Cheng

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Abstract

A novel approach for the preparation of nanomaterials is developed by tuning miniemulsion reaction systems to be transparent in order to enable highly efficient photoreactions. Biodegradable nanoparticles and nanocapsules are obtained by UV-induced thiol-ene cross-linking of polylactide (PLA)-based precursor polymers preassembled in transparent miniemulsions. These well-defined nanomaterials may potentially serve as ideal scaffolds for drug delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4274-4277
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number37
Early online date16 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04 Oct 2011

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