Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 18

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, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_28b/2011Back Cover: Interfacial Self-Assembly of Cell-like Filamentous Microcapsules (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 28/2011)

Peptide amphiphiles and oppositely charged polymers can self-assemble into highly organized membranes at the interface of two aqueous solutions. In their Communication on page 6324 ff., S. I. Stupp and co-workers report how the biopolymer was sprayed into a peptide amphiphile solution to template the formation of cell-like microcapsules. The image shows SEM micrographs of a group of filamentous microcapsules, a single capsule (blue), the surface nanofilaments (yellow), and a membrane cross section (sepia).

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