Title

Redox-responsive delivery systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2012

Abstract

Stimuli-responsive systems for the transport and delivery of materials to a given location at a specific time are highly valuable in numerous applications. The characteristics of the delivery system are dictated by the requirements of a particular application, which include the nature of the stimulus for actuation of the delivery process. Electron transfer has moved to the forefront as a stimulus for responsive delivery systems, particularly for those used in drug and reagent delivery, and for analyte transportseparation avenues. Interest in redox-activated delivery of materials arises from the abundance of redox-active stimuli that can be used to make delivery occur, the often simple chemical nature of the activation process, and the ease of constructing delivery vehicles with an integrated redox-responsive trigger group. This review is focused on vesicle- and micelle-based vehicles whose contents can be delivered by a redox stimulus due to their potential to meet the needs of key applications. Copyright © 2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry

First Page

391

Last Page

411

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS