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Photo- and Thermoresponsive Liquid Marbles Based on Fatty Acid as Phase Change Material Coated by Polypyrrole: From Design to Applications

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Responsive liquid marbles (LMs), which can change their shape, stability, and motion by the application of stimuli, attract a growing interest due to their wide range of applications. Our approach to design photo-and thermoresponsive LMs is based on the use of micrometer-sized fatty acid (FA) particles as phase change material covered with polypyrrole (PPy) overlayers with photothermal property. The core-shell particles were synthesized by aqueous chemical oxidative seeded dispersion polymerization. First, we investigated the effect of the alkyl chain length of FA on the resulting FA/PPy core-shell particles by characterizing their size and its distribution, shape, morphology, chemical composition, and photothermal behavior. Then LMs were fabricated by rolling water droplets on the dried FA/PPy particle powder bed and their light and temperature dual stimuli-responsive nature was studied as a function of the FA alkyl chain length. For all FAs studied, LMs disrupted in a domino manner by light irradiation as the first trigger: the temperature of the FA/PPy particles on the LM surface increased by light irradiation, followed by phase change of FA core of the particles from solid to liquid, resulting in disruption of the LM and release of the encapsulated water. The disruption time was closely correlated to the melting point of FA linked to the alkyl chain length and light irradiation power, and it could be controlled and tuned easily between quasi instantaneous and approximately 10 s. Finally, we showed potential applications of the LMs as a carrier for controlled delivery and release of substances and a sensor.
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hal-04075298 , version 1 (20-04-2023)

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Yusuke Tsumura, Anne-Laure Fameau, Kanade Matsui, Tomoyasu Hirai, Yoshinobu Nakamura, et al.. Photo- and Thermoresponsive Liquid Marbles Based on Fatty Acid as Phase Change Material Coated by Polypyrrole: From Design to Applications. Langmuir, 2023, 39 (2), pp.878-889. ⟨10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c03086⟩. ⟨hal-04075298⟩
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