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Issue 66, 2013
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Self-propelled chemically-powered plant-tissue biomotors

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Self-propelled biocatalytic motors based on plant tissues are described. The tissue motors rely on their rich catalase activity towards biocatalytic decomposition of the H2O2 fuel and generation of the bubble thrust. These biomotors obviate the need for pure enzymes, and offer a remarkably low cost, good lifetime and thermostability.

Graphical abstract: Self-propelled chemically-powered plant-tissue biomotors

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2013, accepted on 24 Jun 2013 and first published on 24 Jun 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42782J
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7307-7309

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    Self-propelled chemically-powered plant-tissue biomotors

    Y. Gu, S. Sattayasamitsathit, K. Kaufmann, R. Vazquez-Duhalt, W. Gao, C. Wang and J. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7307
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42782J

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