AuthorsAmbrogio, Michael W.
Pecorelli, Travis A.
Patel, Kaushik I.
Khashab, Niveen M.
Khatib, Hussam A.
Botros, Youssry Y.
Zink, Jeffrey I.
Stoddart, Fraser Fraser Raser
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
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Abstract(Equation Presented). An approach to the design and fabrication of mechanized mesoporous silica nanoparticles is demonstrated at the proof of principle level. It relies on the reductive cleavage of disulfide bonds within an integrated nanosystem, wherein surface-bound rotaxanes incorporate disulfide bonds in their stalks,-which are encircled by cucurbituril or α-cyclodextrin rings, until reductive chemistry is performed, resulting in the snapping of the stalks of the rotaxanes, leading to cargo release from the inside of the nanoparticles. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)