Fabrication of polymeric Janus particles by droplet microfluidics
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AbstractJanus particles (JPs), with their fascinating property of asymmetry, have received considerable attention in recent years in the fields of colloidal and particulate chemistry. The particles offer a range of exciting potential applications as they possess two distinctive parts with different chemistry, colors, polarities, and/or surfaces. Currently, a number of methodologies are available for the synthesis of JPs. This review presents a short description of polymeric JPs synthesized by droplet microfluidics. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (no. 10044338), Pioneer Research Center Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0019308) and Coway through Cosmetics Research Center (2013). Additionally, authors are highly thankful to Prof. Sunghoon Kwon at Seoul National University for funding & valuable discussions.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)