Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 31

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

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

48_31b/2009Inside Cover: Mechanical Nanosensor Based on FRET within a Thermosome: Damage-Reporting Polymeric Materials (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2009)

An engineered hybrid protein assembly that is embedded in a polymer acts as a sensor for structural deformation of the matrix. In their Communication on page 5666 ff., D. S. Clark and co-workers report the encapsulation of a FRET pair of fluorescent proteins into a chaperonin. The protein hybrid was copolymerized with a monomer to produce a self-reporting material. Damage is reported by a change in the fluorescence signal when the material is mechanically stressed.

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