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Issue 98, 2018
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Membrane-mediated transport in a non-equilibrium hybrid protocell based on coacervate droplets and a surfactant

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Abstract

A hybrid protocell is constructed to investigate the membrane transport of neutral, cationic, and anionic molecules under non-equilibrium conditions. Each model molecule follows a specific pathway to be internalized and generates different distributions in the droplets. This work provides a step towards functionalization of synthetic protocells capable of biomimetic operations.

Graphical abstract: Membrane-mediated transport in a non-equilibrium hybrid protocell based on coacervate droplets and a surfactant

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The article was received on 18 Oct 2018, accepted on 16 Nov 2018 and first published on 16 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08337A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 13849-13852

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    Membrane-mediated transport in a non-equilibrium hybrid protocell based on coacervate droplets and a surfactant

    H. Chang, H. Jing, Y. Yin, Q. Zhang and D. Liang, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 13849
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08337A

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