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Thermal Responsive Ion Selectivity of Uranyl Peroxide Nanocages: An Inorganic Mimic of K(+) Ion Channels.
An actinyl peroxide cage cluster, Li48+m K12 (OH)m [UO2 (O2 )(OH)]60 (H2 O)n (m≈20 and n≈310; U60 ), discriminates precisely between Na(+) and K(+) ions when heated to certain temperatures, a mostExpand
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Selective Permeability of Uranyl Peroxide Nanocages to Different Alkali Ions: Influences from Surface Pores and Hydration Shells.
The precise guidance to different ions across the biological channels is essential for many biological processes. An artificial nanopore system will facilitate the study of the ion-transportExpand
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Exploring the effect of surface functionality on the self-assembly of polyoxopalladate macroions.
The solution behavior of the two polyoxo-13-palladates(II) ([Pd(II) 13 As(V) 8 O34 (OH)6 ](8-) and [Pd(II) 13 (As(V) Ph)8 O32 ](6-) ) was studied in detail. We discovered that theExpand
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Spontaneous Self-Assembly of γ-Cyclodextrins in Dilute Solutions with Tunable Sizes and Thermodynamic Stability.
The behavior in dilute solution of phosphate-functionalized γ-cyclodextrin macroanions with eight charges on the rim was explored. The hydrophilic macroions in mixed solvents show strong attractionExpand
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Strong Co-Ion Effect via Cation-π Interaction on the Self-Assembly of Metal-Organic Cationic Macrocycles.
  • B. Qi, X. Guo, +7 authors T. Liu
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • 18 August 2017
The predesigned metal-organic macrocycle Zn3QDB3(NO3)4 (Zn-QDB) was observed to self-assemble into a hollow, spherical, single-layered "blackberry"-type structure. The self-assembly behaviors of theExpand
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Expanding the Schulze-Hardy Rule and the Hofmeister Series to Nanometer-Scaled Hydrophilic Macroions.
The Schulze-Hardy rule is a well-established observation in colloid science (can be derived from the DLVO theory) that demonstrates the relationship between the critical coagulation concentrationExpand
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A Spontaneous Structural Transition of {U24 Pp12 } Clusters Triggered by Alkali Counterion Replacement in Dilute Solution.
A transition between two isomeric clusters involving the change of the main skeleton structure of a well-defined, rigid molecular cluster [(UO2 )24 (O2 )24 (P2 O7 )12 ]48- , {U24 Pp12 }, is achievedExpand
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Supramolecular Structures Formation of Polyoxometalates in Solution Driven by Counterion–Macroion Interaction
Abstract Hydrophilic macroions, represented by polyoxometalate (POM) clusters, demonstrate unique solution behaviors that are clearly different from simple ions or colloids. Almost all their specialExpand
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Role of Protein Charge Density on Hepatitis B Virus Capsid Formation
The role of electrostatic interactions in the viral capsid assembly process was studied by comparing the assembly process of a truncated hepatitis B virus capsid protein Cp149 with its mutant proteinExpand
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Unconventional Complex Coacervation between Neutral Polymer and Inorganic Polyoxometalate in Aqueous Solution via Direct Water Mediation
Water, specifically in a hydration shell, is critical for many biological supramolecular aggregations in nature, where water can directly mediate intermolecular association via hydrogen bonding andExpand
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