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Bioorthogonal catalysis

Rise of the nanobots

Bioorthogonal catalysis provides new ways of mediating artificial transformations in living environs. Now, researchers have developed a nanodevice whose catalytic activity can be regulated by host–guest chemistry.

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Figure 1: Spatiotemporal resolution of the sequential actions performed by Rotello's nanobots.

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Unciti-Broceta, A. Rise of the nanobots. Nature Chem 7, 538–539 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2291

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