Self-assembled nanoreactors

Vriezema, Dennis M., Aragones, Marta Comellas, Elemans, Johannes A. A. W., Cornelissen, Jeroen J. L. M., Rowan, Alan E. and Nolte, Roeland J. M. (2005) Self-assembled nanoreactors. Chemical Reviews, 105 4: 1445-1489. doi:10.1021/cr0300688

Author Vriezema, Dennis M.
Aragones, Marta Comellas
Elemans, Johannes A. A. W.
Cornelissen, Jeroen J. L. M.
Rowan, Alan E.
Nolte, Roeland J. M.
Title Self-assembled nanoreactors
Journal name Chemical Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-2665
Publication date 2005-04-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1021/cr0300688
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 105
Issue 4
Start page 1445
End page 1489
Total pages 45
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Abstract An overview of the wide range of nanoreactors that have been constructed from synthetic and biological building blocks using both covalent and noncovalent approaches is given. Focus is on self-assembled systems, varying in size from a few nanometers to tens of micrometers. The review is divided into several sections that cover the development of tailor-made nanoreactors, starting from small organic molecular containers expanding to large compartment-containing assemblies. First, the construction of capsules from low molecular weight compounds by means of covalent synthesis and self-assembly by highly directive and pre-designed interactions is discussed. Second, nanocapsules based on micellar and vesicular assemblies that are built up frow low molecular weight molecules are described. Finally, the construction of nanoreactors from macromolecular building blocks, as well as recent developments in the use of viruses as nanocontainers and reactors are outlined.
Keyword Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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