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Microfluidic Platform for Combinatorial Measurements of Polymer Particles



Zuzanna T. Cygan, Susan E. Barnes, Kathryn L. Beers, Eric J. Amis


Organic-stable microfluidic devices are used for combinatorial measurements of polymerization reactions on chip. Formulation, processing, and measurement are combined on one chip device for the generation of combinatorial polymer libraries. A monomer / crosslinker gradient is formed inside a collection of organic phase droplets which are then photopolymerization to form polymer particles, and collected into composition arrays. On-chip Raman spectroscopy coupled with digital image analysis allows for quantification of composition, monomer conversion, and polymer shrinkage.
Journal of the American Chemical Society


Cygan, Z. , Barnes, S. , Beers, K. and Amis, E. (2005), Microfluidic Platform for Combinatorial Measurements of Polymer Particles, Journal of the American Chemical Society, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created August 28, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017