Advanced Materials

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Inside Front Cover: Selective Construction of Supramolecular Nanotube Hosts with Cationic Inner Surfaces (Adv. Mater. 22/2005)

17_22b/2005Selective construction of a supramolecular nanotube host with a cationic inner surface consisting of unsymmetrical bolaamphiphiles is reported on p. 2732 by Masuda, Shimizu, and co-workers. The nanotube, shown schematically on the inside cover, has different inner and outer surfaces covered with amino and sugar functionalities, respectively, and is able to effectively encapsulate anionic nanomaterials, such as sulfate-latex beads (see TEM image) and spherical proteins, in the cationic hollow cylinder without depending on capillary action.

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