Redox-responsive organometallic microgel particles prepared from poly(ferrocenylsilane)s generated using microfluidics

Xiaofeng Sui, Xiaofeng Sui, Lingling Shui, Lingling Shui, Jin Cui, Jin Cui, Yanbo Xie, Jing Song, Albert van den Berg, Mark A. Hempenius, Gyula J. Vancso

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We describe a novel and versatile method for the fabrication of poly(ferrocenylsilane) (PFS) based microspheres using microfluidics. Cross-linked microgel particles were obtained by UV-induced crosslinking of precursor droplets. By variations in the substitution of the silane units of PFS, organogel as well as hydrogel particles were prepared. Applications of these redox active microspheres to form in situ Ag nanoparticles, as well as loading and release of guest molecules were demonstrated.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)3058-3060
Number of pages3
JournalChemical communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • IR-90572
  • EWI-24684
  • METIS-304077

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