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Inorganic protocells

Gated access to microreactors

A pH-responsive inorganic membrane has been devised that acts as a gatekeeper for the transport of charged solutes into and out of its interior volume. This behaviour was further used to regulate an enzymatic reaction.

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Figure 1: Gated inorganic microreactors.


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Keating, C. Gated access to microreactors. Nature Chem 5, 449–451 (2013).

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