Near-incompressible faceted polymer microcapsules from metal-organic framework templates

Hirotaka Ejima, Nobuhiro Yanai, James P. Best, Melinda Sindoro, Steve Granick, Frank Caruso

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Abstract

Faceted polymer microcapsules are prepared from metal-organic framework (MOF) templates. The MOF templates are removable under mild aqueous conditions. The obtained microcapsules are stiffer than their spherical counterparts, reflecting the near-incompressibility of the facet edges, and indicating that the faceting might be a useful strategy for controlling the mechanical properties of polymer microcapsules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5767-5771
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number40
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • layer-by-layer
  • metal-organic framework
  • nanomechanics
  • polymer capsules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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