Photopolymerization of acrylamide derivatives in polyelectrolyte microcapsules

Lu Z., Shutava T., Sahiner N. , John V., Lvov Y.

CHEMISTRY LETTERS, vol.34, no.11, pp.1536-1537, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1246/cl.2005.1536
  • Title of Journal : CHEMISTRY LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1536-1537


Multilayered polyelectrolyte poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate)/poly(allylamine hydrochloride) microcapsules prepared using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technology were filled by UV-photopolymerization of acrylamide derivatives directly into the capsule interior. Influences of component properties and polymerization conditions on the structure of the obtained composites are discussed. Mixing formed polymer chains with the capsule wall material stabilizes the initial wall conformation and lowers capsule sensitivity to environmental conditions.