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Self-Assembly of Peptide-Inorganic Hybrid Spheres for Adaptive Encapsulation of Guests

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  • Xuehai Yan,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), International Joint Lab, Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190 (China)
    2. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476, Potsdam/Golm (Germany)
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  • Pengli Zhu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), International Joint Lab, Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Jinbo Fei,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), International Joint Lab, Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Junbai Li

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), International Joint Lab, Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190 (China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), International Joint Lab, Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190 (China).
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Abstract

Versatile hybrid colloidal spheres, self-assembled through the association of cationic peptide and polyoxometalate clusters, are not only responsive towards external stimuli but also show novel, adaptive inclusion properties. The adaptive nature of hybrid colloidal spheres is utilized to encapsulate a wide variety of guest materials ranging from water-soluble molecules to hydrophobic nanoparticles and hydrophilic inorganic nanoparticles.

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