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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.1 P.114-120


Fabrication of microcapsule arrays on chemically patterned surfaces via covalent linking

Author(s):  Jie YANG, Chang-you GAO

Affiliation(s):  MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   cygao@mail.hz.zj.cn

Key Words:  Array, Microcapsules, Microcontact printing (&mu, CP), Covalent interaction

Jie YANG, Chang-you GAO. Fabrication of microcapsule arrays on chemically patterned surfaces via covalent linking[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(1): 114-120.

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A method for fabricating arrays of microcapsules covalently immobilized onto chemically patterned substrates was developed. The core-shell microparticles with poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) as the outermost layer were obtained by layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly, which were further treated with glutaraldehyde to endow the particles with abundant aldehyde groups on their surfaces. The particles were then covalently coupled to the chemically patterned regions with amino groups created by microcontact printing (&mu;CP). After dissolution of the core particles, arrays of the hollow microcapsules with unchanged structures were obtained. These arrays could stand rigorous environmental conditions of higher ionic strength, and lower and higher pH values. Thus, the technique could be possibly applied to exploiting chips of microcontainers or microreactors in sensing technology.

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