Fabrication of stimulus-responsive diatom biosilica microcapsules for antibiotic drug delivery

R. B. Vasani, D Losic, A. Cavallaro, N. H. Voelcker

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In this report, we employed surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerisation to graft thermo-responsive copolymers of oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylates from the surface of diatom biosilica microcapsules. We demonstrate the application of the resulting composites for thermo-responsive drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4325-4329
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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