Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Back 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).