A controllable molecular sieve for Na+ and K+ ions.

Abstract

The selective rate of specific ion transport across nanoporous material is critical to biological and nanofluidic systems. Molecular sieves for ions can be achieved by steric and electrical effects. However, the radii of Na(+) and K(+) are quite similar; they both carry a positive charge, making them difficult to separate. Biological ionic channels contain… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja905753p

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