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Nature Nanotechnology volume 2, pages 201202 (2007) | Download Citation

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Numerous copies of a pumpkin-shaped molecule can be linked together to form a nanocapsule shell that can trap compounds inside. The outer surface of this capsule can be decorated with other species by plugging them into the cavities of the hollowed-out pumpkins.

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  1. Darrell W. Kuykendall and Steven C. Zimmerman are in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. sczimmer@uiuc.edu

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