α-Helical peptide vesicles with chiral membranes as enantioselective nanoreactors

Xi Chen, Yanqiu Wang, Huaxin Wang, Yongju Kim, Myongsoo Lee

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Abstract

We report peptide vesicles with chiral membranes as enantioselective nanoreactors. The peptide vesicles are able to selectively encapsulate only a single enantiomer from a racemic mixture solution through preferential diffusion across the membranes. Notably, the confined space of the vesicle acts as an enantioselective nanoreactor for the encapsulated enantiomer which undergoes further chemical transformations to yield a highly enantiopure product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10958-10961
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number79
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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