Science Direct presented a study entitled, “Self-Assembly Of B-Cyclodextrin And Pluronic Into Hollow Nanospheres In Aqueous Solution” which investigated self-assembly of b-cyclodextrin (b-CD) and tri-block pluronic (PEG–PPG–PEG) in an aqueous solution. The researchers, Jie Qin and his colleagues, used Brookhaven Instruments to ensure accuracy as they experimented with nanomaterials to facilitate this research.
The study reported an approach to construct hollow spheres by self-assembly alginate-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (Alg-g-PEG) and x-cyclodextrin (x-CD) in an aqueous solution, in which the rod-like blocks are formed by inclusion of a-CD and poly(ethylene glycol). To obtain the necessary data, particles in this research underwent dynamic light scattering (DLS) analysis using the Brookhaven BI-200SM equipment and static laser scattering studies were performed using the Brookhaven BI-DNDC refractometer.
In conclusion, the researchers were able to fabricate hollow spheres via self-assembly inclusion. Through this study, a convenient way of forming polymeric hollow spheres was developed that avoided using synthesized rod polymers and was more biocompatible compared to previous methods.
Hollow spherical aggregates is an area of scientific interest as it has potential encapsulation capabilities used for medical species, biological molecules, catalysis, coating and molecules with electronic or photonic functions. To ensure accuracy, experts should utilize only the most reliable and precise equipment. Brookhaven Instruments offers technologically competitive, accurate and convenient equipment including the BI-200SM and BI-DNDC refractometer.