Fully loaded micromotors for combinatorial delivery and autonomous release of cargoes.
- Author(s): Sattayasamitsathit, Sirilak
- Kou, Huanhuan
- Gao, Wei
- Thavarajah, Walter
- Kaufmann, Kevin
- Zhang, Liangfang
- Wang, Joseph
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4107182/
Integrating functional self-propelled Zinc micromotors are created by coup-ling electrodeposition with hard dual-templating synthesis. The micromotors concurrently possess four robust functions including a remarkably high loading capacity, combinatorial delivery of cargoes, autonomous release of encapsulated payloads, and self-destruction. This concept could be expanded to simultaneous encapsulation of various payloads for different functionalities such as therapy, diagnostics, and imaging.