Bioinspired nanovalves with selective permeability and pH sensitivity

Z. Zheng, X. Huang, M. Schenderlein, H. Moehwald, G.-K. Xu, D. G. Shchukin
2015 Nanoscale  
Nuclear pore complexes, as an effective valve system, inspired the design of nanovalves for controlled release of angstrom-sized molecules that can form strong but reversible complex bonding with valve structure. While for other cargo molecules, only size-dependent diffusion through the nanovalves can be seen.
doi:10.1039/c4nr06378c pmid:25564244 fatcat:xklxkntwbbdtrm5mcpp3jlb5du