Polymerization of phenylacetylene by rhodium complexes within a discrete space of apo-ferritin

Satoshi Abe, Kunio Hirata, Takafumi Ueno, Kazuhide Morino, Nobutaka Shimizu, Masaki Yamamoto, Masaki Takata, Eiji Yashima, Yoshihito Watanabe

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Abstract

Polymerization reactions of phenylacetylene derivatives are promoted by rhodium complexes within the discrete space of apo-ferritin in aqueous media. The catalytic reaction provides polymers with restricted molecular weight and a narrow molecular weight distribution. These results suggest that protein nanocages have potential for use as various reaction spaces through immobilization of metal catalysts on the interior surfaces of the protein cages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6958-6960
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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