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Entrapment in giant polymersomes of an inorganic oscillatory chemical reaction and resulting chemo-mechanical coupling

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Abstract

We present a methodology to entrap and run the Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction inside a polymer vesicle. We report on experiments with polymer vesicles where we observed (1) vesicle membrane deformations, (2) oscillations and (3) pulsating (expansion/contraction) episodes. The above provide us with evidence for chemo-mechanical coupling between these polymersomes and their contents.

Graphical abstract: Entrapment in giant polymersomes of an inorganic oscillatory chemical reaction and resulting chemo-mechanical coupling

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2014, accepted on 18 Jun 2014 and first published on 30 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02321H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8970-8973
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    Entrapment in giant polymersomes of an inorganic oscillatory chemical reaction and resulting chemo-mechanical coupling

    T. Pereira de Souza and J. Perez-Mercader, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8970
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02321H

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