Engineering Multifunctional Capsules through the Assembly of Metal–Phenolic Networks (pages 5546–5551)
Junling Guo, Dr. Yuan Ping, Dr. Hirotaka Ejima, Dr. Karen Alt, Mirko Meissner, Joseph J. Richardson, Dr. Yan Yan, Prof. Karlheinz Peter, Prof. Dominik von Elverfeldt, Assoc. Prof. Christoph E. Hagemeyer and Prof. Frank Caruso
Version of Record online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201311136
Multifunctional capsules: A common plant phenolic compound, tannic acid, can be used to coordinate a variety of metals through a one-step assembly process, thereby yielding a broad library of metal–phenolic network (MPN; see picture) capsules. The properties of the MPN capsules are determined by the coordinated metals.