Jeremy Steinbacher - Interfacial Polymerization within a Simplified Microfluidic Device:  Capturing Capsules

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information): Quevedo, Elizabeth, Steinbacher, Jeremy,   McQuade, D. Tyler, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,   2005, 127 (30), pp 10498-10499

      Abstract: A simple approach to a microfluidic   device is described. The device is composed of flexible tubing   and a needle inserted orthogonal to the long axis of the tubing.   This design is well suited to creating oil?water interfaces   allowing the formation of laminar flows and monodisperse   emulsions. The system is characterized by mapping the phases   observed as a function of organic phase flow and Reynolds number.   In addition, the device allows interfacial polymerization   reactions to capture low coefficient of variation capsules. The   shell structure and surface are examined by scanning electron   microscopy.

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