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Biomimetic catalysis

Taking on the turnover challenge

Emulating the efficiency with which enzymes catalyse reactions has often been used as inspiration to develop self-assembled cages. Now two studies present approaches to achieving catalyst turnover — one of the biggest challenges in achieving truly biomimetic catalysis.

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Figure 1: Controlling catalysis in cages.


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Hooley, R. Taking on the turnover challenge. Nature Chem 8, 202–204 (2016).

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