Multiplexing Sensory Molecules Map Protons Near Micellar Membranes


  • We thank The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Invest NI (RTD COE 40) (Japan) Society for the promotion of Science, W. T. Silva and S. T. Herath for support and help.


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Hi-fi mapping: Multiplexing fluorescent sensors that simultaneously target proton concentration and polarity move to micellar nanospaces, self-regulate their positions, and report their pKa values and wavelengths, which are controlled by their local environments. Such sensory functions enable maps of proton gradients near micellar membranes to be drawn.