Multi-functional microcapsules produced by aerosol reaction

Bin Fei, Haifeng Lu, Kaihong Qi, Haifeng Shi, Tongxu Liu, Xiangzhong Li, John Haozhong Xin

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Multi-functional microcapsules with an n-octadecane (C18) core and a titania shell were prepared by a rapid aerosol process with a hydrothermal post-treatment. They had a high core loading of nearly 80% and a nanocrystalline shell of mostly anatase. Upon heating to induce C18 melting the enthalpy change was 92-97 J/g. They were found to have a photocatalytic activity to eliminate bacteria and react with mercaptans. They also provided UV-blocking. When applied to clothing by coating they are expected to promote wearer's comfort and skin health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1098
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Aerosol reaction
  • Clothing system
  • Microcapsule
  • Phase change
  • Photocatalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Pollution


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