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Morphology control and surface functionalization of protein–SiO2 hybrid capsules

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Abstract

In this contribution, we describe ways to introduce additional complexity and functionality to protein mediated capsule formation based on biomineralization in Pickering templated systems in order to enable possible post-mineralization modifications. Here the shell morphology is influenced by addition of ionic additives to the reaction system which significantly alters the surface structure. By changing the oil-phase (tetraethyl orthosilicate), even more complexity is introduced as well as reactive groups by adding (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane to the oil phase. The incorporated amino-functionality is easily addressed via mild peptide coupling reaction.

Graphical abstract: Morphology control and surface functionalization of protein–SiO2 hybrid capsules

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The article was received on 22 Jul 2013, accepted on 04 Oct 2013 and first published on 04 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21013H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013,1, 6427-6433
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    Morphology control and surface functionalization of protein–SiO2 hybrid capsules

    H. Wang, T. M. Garakani, T. Krappitz, P. van Rijn and A. Böker, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 6427
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21013H

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