Nanotechnology: Bristly Spheres As Capsules for Drugs

Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:50 in Physics & Chemistry

Researchers have produced amphiphilic hybrid particles made of a water-insoluble inorganic nanoparticle at the core surrounded by a bristle-like layer of hydrophilic polymer chains. The polymer-coated spheres offer a simple method for the controlled production of superstructures, such as vesicles to be used to encapsulate drugs or as contrast agents.

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