We wish to thank David Gabb, Dr. Carsten Streb (University of Glasgow, Chemistry), and Dr. Donald McLaren (University of Glasgow, Physics) for their help with electron microscopy, and Dr. Scott Mitchell and Dr. Haralampos Miras (University of Glasgow, Chemistry) for providing POM materials. This work was supported by the EPSRC, WestCHEM, The Leverhulme Trust, and the University of Glasgow. L.C. thanks the Royal Society/Wolfson Foundation for a merit award.
Modular Redox-Active Inorganic Chemical Cells: iCHELLs†
Article first published online: 8 SEP 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 44, pages 10373–10376, October 24, 2011
How to Cite
Cooper, G. J. T., Kitson, P. J., Winter, R., Zagnoni, M., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2011), Modular Redox-Active Inorganic Chemical Cells: iCHELLs . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10373–10376. doi: 10.1002/anie.201105068
- Issue published online: 18 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 8 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Received: 20 JUL 2011
- Leverhulme Trust
- University of Glasgow
- chemical cells;
Cell within a cell: Interfacial membrane formation by cation exchange of polyoxometalates produces modular inorganic chemical cells with tunable morphology, properties, and composition (see picture). These inorganic chemical cells (iCHELLs), which show redox activity, chirality, as well as selective permeability towards small molecules, can be nested within one another, potentially allowing stepwise reactions to occur in sequence within the cell.