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Issue 31, 2016
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Immobilization of two organometallic complexes into a single cage to construct protein-based microcompartments

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Abstract

Natural protein-based microcompartments containing multiple enzymes promote cascade reactions within cells. We use the apo-ferritin protein cage to mimic such biocompartments by immobilizing two organometallic Ir and Pd complexes into the single protein cage. Precise locations of the metals and their accumulation mechanism were studied by X-ray crystallography.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of two organometallic complexes into a single cage to construct protein-based microcompartments

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Submitted
23 Jan 2016
Accepted
11 Mar 2016
First published
11 Mar 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5463-5466
Article type
Communication

Immobilization of two organometallic complexes into a single cage to construct protein-based microcompartments

B. Maity, K. Fukumori, S. Abe and T. Ueno, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5463
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00679E

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