Yoctoliter-Sized Vessels as Potential Biological Models

Sheshanath V. Bhosale, Bradley E. Wilman, Steven J. Langford

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Molecular assemblies are ubiquitous in nature as they are involved in the reversible
formation of a wide variety of complex biological structures. An understanding
of such molecular assemblies and the associated noncovalent interactions that
connect complementary interacting molecular entities to surfaces is of central
concern to structural biochemistry. Self-assembly on solid or colloidal surfaces
is also emerging as a new strategy in chemical synthesis, with the potential of
generating wholly synthetic structures for form or function with dimensions of
1–102 nm [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecules at Work
Subtitle of host publicationSelfassembly, Nanomaterials, Molecular Machinery
EditorsBruno Pignataro
Place of PublicationWeinheim Germany
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783527645817
ISBN (Print)9783527330935
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2012


  • Lithographic techniques molecular sorting
  • Molecular assemblies
  • Nanostructures
  • Photosynthesis
  • Yoctowells

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