Multiple-division of self-propelled oil droplets through acetal formation

Taisuke Banno, Rie Kuroha, Shingo Miura, Taro Toyota

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We demonstrate a novel system that exhibits both self-propelled motion and division of micrometer-sized oil droplets induced by chemical conversion of the system components. Such unique dynamics were observed in an oil-in-water emulsion of a benzaldehyde derivative, an alkanol and a cationic surfactant at a low pH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1463
Number of pages5
JournalSoft matter
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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