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Composite Liquid Marbles as a Macroscopic Model System Representing Shedding of Enveloped Viruses

Roy, Pritam Kumar; Binks, Bernard P.; Fujii, Syuji; Shoval, Shraga; Bormashenko, Edward


Pritam Kumar Roy

Syuji Fujii

Shraga Shoval

Edward Bormashenko


Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society. A model macroscopic system imitating the entry of viruses into living cells is suggested. The system represents the contact of a composite (core-shell) liquid marble with hydrophobic/hydrophilic particles. Composite liquid marbles are water droplets coated with silicone oil armored with nanometer-sized hydrophobic particles serving as an interfacial model of a living cell. Composite marbles absorbed hydrophilic polymer particles but prevented hydrophobic particles from entering their core. Swallowing of hydrophilic particles by composite marbles resembles the penetration of viruses into living cells. The interfacial mechanism of absorption is suggested.


Roy, P. K., Binks, B. P., Fujii, S., Shoval, S., & Bormashenko, E. (2020). Composite Liquid Marbles as a Macroscopic Model System Representing Shedding of Enveloped Viruses. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11(11), 4279-4285.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 12, 2020
Online Publication Date May 12, 2020
Publication Date Jun 4, 2020
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Electronic ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 11
Pages 4279-4285
Keywords Polymer particles; Hydrophilicity; Composites; Liquids; Hydrophobicity
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