Polymer Vesicles Containing Small Vesicles within Interior Aqueous Compartments and pH-Responsive Transmembrane Channels


  • This work is supported in part by the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan under the ATU plan.


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Multivesicle assemblies with pH-responsive transmembrane channels in the vesicle walls (see picture) were made by two-step double emulsion of copolymers comprising acrylic acid and acrylate of 1,2-distearoyl-rac-glycerol. These assemblies mimic eukaryotic cells, which contain functional organelles within the cell walls.