CARMEN STAVARACHE, LARYSA PANIWYNK TAILORING POLYELECTROLYTE MAGNETIC CAPSULES In the second part of this series polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules consisting of 6 bilayers of PAH/PSS and one layer of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles namely D12, were fabricated. These capsules had their inner core removed once the 12 layers had been formed. The properties of the D12 capsules (mean diameter, concentration, dye intake and iron content) were analysed and compared with previously manufactured capsules which had the core dissolved after only 6 layers of coatings namely D6. The new sets of capsules had a greater capsule diameter, higher dye intake into the core and a higher iron oxide loading into the capsule layers.
Keywords: polyelectrolyte capsules, magnetic nanoparticles, drug encapsulation