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Issue 47, 2017
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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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Submitted
12 Oct 2017
Accepted
14 Nov 2017
First published
14 Nov 2017

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 24612-24616
Article type
Communication

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, 5, 24612
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA08999F

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