Cover Picture: Hierarchical Assembly of Multilayered Hollow Microspheres from an Amphiphilic Pharmaceutical Molecule of Azithromycin (Adv. Mater. 19/2008)

Authors

  • Hong Zhao,

    1. Key Lab for Nanomaterials, Ministry of Education Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing 100029 (PR China)
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  • Jian-Feng Chen,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Lab for Nanomaterials, Ministry of Education Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing 100029 (PR China)
    • Key Lab for Nanomaterials, Ministry of Education Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing 100029 (PR China).
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  • Yong Zhao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) Organic Solid Laboratory of Center for Molecular Sciences Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (PR China)
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  • Lei Jiang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) Organic Solid Laboratory of Center for Molecular Sciences Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (PR China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) Organic Solid Laboratory of Center for Molecular Sciences Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080 (PR China).
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  • Jing-Wei Sun,

    1. Key Lab for Nanomaterials, Ministry of Education Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing 100029 (PR China)
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  • Jimmy Yun

    1. Nanomaterial Technology Pte. Ltd Singapore, 139959 (Singapore)
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Abstract

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The cover represents a template-free method by hierarchical assembly of azithromycin molecules to form hollow microspheres with multilayered porous shells. Jian-Feng Chen, Lei Jiang, and co-workers report on p. 3682 this simple, rapid, and high-yielding method, which allows the number of layers to be tailored by regulating the initial concentration of the azithromycin solution. Such structures may find applications in controlled drug delivery, amongst other fields.

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