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Title: Constructing soft substrate-less platforms using particle-assembled fluid-fluid interfaces and their prospects in multiphasic applications
Authors: Lee, Hiang Kwee
Lee, Yih Hong
Phan-Quang, Gia Chuong
Han, Xuemei
Koh, Charlynn Sher Lin
Ling, Xing Yi
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Lee, H. K., Lee, Y. H., Phan-Quang, G. C., Han, X., Koh, C. S. L., & Ling, X. Y. (2017). Constructing soft substrate-less platforms using particle-assembled fluid–fluid interfaces and their prospects in multiphasic applications. Chemistry of Materials, 29(16), 6563-6577. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02227
Journal: Chemistry of Materials
Abstract: Particle-assembled fluid-fluid interfaces give rise to soft substrate-less platforms with wide-ranging applications, including remote and on-demand manipulation, optical modulation, catalysis, and multiphase and multiplex sensing, as well as in situ reaction kinetics elucidation. Notably, these soft platforms are easy to fabricate and can exhibit long-range order, both of which are challenging to achieve using traditional solid-based substrates. In this perspective, we provide an overview of the latest research in the fabrication and applications of these soft platforms. We begin with a brief discussion on the formation mechanism of two- and three-dimensional substrate-less platforms, followed by highlighting the unique properties of these platforms. We also discuss the application of these particle-assembled interfaces to three specific research areas, including dynamic tuning of optical properties, multiplex molecular sensing, and small-volume reaction modulation and kinetics monitoring. We end our perspective with an outlook on the promising research frontiers that can be achieved using these soft substrate-less platforms.
ISSN: 0897-4756
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02227
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Chemistry of Materials, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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