Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 57 Issue 9

Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editor: Frank Maass. Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_10/2008Cover Picture: Polymer Vesicles Containing Small Vesicles within Interior Aqueous Compartments and pH-Responsive Transmembrane Channels (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2008)

Multivesicle assemblies represent a new supramolecular arrangement similar to eukaryotic cells and their subcellular organelles, as described by H.-C. Chiu and co-workers in their Communication on page 1875 ff. These assemblies are prepared by two-stage double emulsion of copolymers comprising acrylic acid and the acrylate of 1,2-distearoyl-rac-glycerol. They exhibit pH-responsive transmembrane channels, which allow compartmentalization of various chemicals within a vesicle and facile control of their encapsulation and release.

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