Near-infrared photothermal activation of microgels incorporating polypyrrole nanotransducers through droplet microfluidics

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7887-7889
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number72
Online published9 Jul 2013
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAM) composite microgels incorporating polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles were produced using droplet microfluidics. The composite microgels exhibited site-specific de-swelling-swelling properties that were activated by near-infrared light. Their applications for programmable drug release by pulsed-light control were also demonstrated. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.