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Design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells capable of converting day light to chemical energy

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Abstract

We present a new strategy for the design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells based on the encapsulation and activation of metallized peptide/porphyrin self-assembled nanofilaments within silica nanoparticle-stabilized colloidosomes. The protocells exhibit high light sensitivity and can utilise day light (700 lux) for the production of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) by photo-mediated reduction of NAD+ within the colloidosomes. The results provide a promising step towards artificial photosynthetic micro-compartmentalized devices with integrated functional structures and photoresponsive behaviour.

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The article was received on 12 Oct 2017, accepted on 14 Nov 2017 and first published on 14 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08999F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
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    Design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells capable of converting day light to chemical energy

    S. Wang, M. Li, A. J. Patil, S. Sun, L. Tian, D. Zhang, M. Cao and S. Mann, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08999F

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