, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 77–83 | Cite as

Sol–Gel Microcapsulation in Silica-Based Particles: A Comparative Study

  • Marzia Sciortino
  • Giuseppe Alonzo
  • Rosaria Ciriminna
  • Mario PagliaroEmail author
Original Paper


Comparison between the two main sol–gel/emulsion methods to prepare microparticles made of organosilica doped with a lipophilic molecule shows that entrapment only takes place starting from O/W emulsions. In this case, however, formation of spherical microcapsules, observed when the sol–gel polycondensation is carried out in a W/O microemulsion, does not take place.


Microparticle Sol–gel Microencapsulation Emulsion Silica Organosilica 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzia Sciortino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Alonzo
    • 2
  • Rosaria Ciriminna
    • 1
  • Mario Pagliaro
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNRPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Tecnologie Agro ForestaliUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly

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