Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 48

Editor: Neville Compton; 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

50_27b/2011Back Cover: Bioinspired Functionalization of Silica-Encapsulated Yeast Cells (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 27/2011)

Single-cell encapsulation with artificial inorganic shells can be coupled with shell-surface functionalization. In their Communication on page 6115 ff., I. S. Choi and co-workers report the individual encapsulation of living yeast cells within thiol-functionalized silica shells (yellow shells). The silica shells are functionalized with biotin (green), and then are either spatioselectively immobilized onto a defined surface or complexed with streptavidin in solution (brown).

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