Trapping Cations in Specific Positions in Tuneable “Artificial Cell” Channels: New Nanochemistry Perspectives (pages 5039–5044)
Achim Müller, Samar K. Das, Sergei Talismanov, Soumyajit Roy, Eike Beckmann, Hartmut Bögge, Marc Schmidtmann, Alice Merca, Alois Berkle, Lionel Allouche, Yunshan Zhou and Lijuan Zhang
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200352358
A decision-making capsule! Where cation trafficking comes to a halt is predetermined, with the process corresponding to a “nano-ion chromatograph” in action: starting from pores the route may end in a finely sculpturable interior of a stable, soluble spherical capsule but in many cases it ends in between in channels that exhibit a variety of cation-capturing functionalities at different positions (one of the twenty channels is shown with the residing cations).