Supramolecular capsules with gated pores from an amphiphilic rod assembly

Jung Keun Kim, Eunji Lee, Yong Beom Lim, Myongsoo Lee

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(Figure Presented) Please release me: Dumbbell-shaped rod amphiphiles self-assemble into hollow spheres (see picture) with gated nanopores in the shell. These pores undergo reversible transitions from the open state to the closed state upon heating, and are capable of entrapping the cargos with preservation of their hollow spherical structure, in a manner similar to viral capsids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4662-4666
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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