Encapsulation and controlled release combines basic information on the subject with details of the latest research, making it suitable for both newcomers to the field and those with experience of encapsulation technology. It will also be of great interest to those working on water-soluble or dispersible polymers, as well as application chemists and biochemists in diverse areas.


Those working on water-soluble or dispersible polymers, application chemists, and biochemists in diverse areas

Table of Contents

Industrial microencapsulation: Polymers for microcapsule walls; Design of polymeric drug delivery systems for controlled release of antitumour agents; The use of gelatin and alginate for the immobilization of bioactive agents; Microcapsules from multiple emulsions; Biodegradable microspheres for controlled drug delivery; Nanoparticles - colloidal delivery systems for drugs and vaccines; Liposomes and polysialic acids as drug delivery systems; Encapsulation in softgels for pharmaceutical advantage; Small packages that deliver big ideas: An inside look into microcapsule technology; On-line monitoring and control of the (co-)polymer encapsulation of tio2 in aqueous emulsion systems; Why infusion and not microcapsules or other controlled release methods? Polymeric formulations of pest control agents; The temperature controlled uptake and release of molecules and ions using a polymeric microgel; Encapsulation and controlled release of flavours and fragrances; Encapsulation of industrial enzymes.


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© 1993
Woodhead Publishing
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About the authors

D R Karsa

Affiliations and Expertise

Akcros Chemicals Ltd, UK

R A Stephenson

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemical Consultant, UK