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Supplementary information Design and synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid
capsules for biotechnological applications
•Jiafu Shia, b, §, Yanjun Jiangc, §, Xiaoli Wanga, Hong Wua, d, Dong Yanga, Fusheng
Pana, d, Yanlei Sua, d, Zhongyi Jianga, d,*
•a Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of
Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China.
•b School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin
300072, China
•c School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, HeBei University of Technology,
Tianjin 300130, China
•d Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin),
Tianjin, 300072, China
• § Jiafu Shi and Yanjun Jiang contributed equally.
Fig. S1 a) Schematic of representation of the synthesis process of
dopamine modified alginate (Alg-DA) and b) the fabrication process of hybrid microcapsules. Reprinted with permission from ref. 19. Copyright 2012 American Chemistry Society.
Fig. S2 Selective permeability of [Cu3(BTC)2] MOF capsules. a) Release of the small molecule ethylene glycol through the capsule wall. Experimental data (red squares) are well described by a Fickian diffusion model (black squares) for a diffusivity of 5*10-11 cm2 s-1 in the microporous capsule wall. b) Encapsulation of the large dye molecule Rose Bengal. The experimental ratio of dye molecules inside and outside the capsules (red circles) remains constant over time, confirming effective encapsulation. In both graphs, error bars indicate standard deviation. Reprinted with permission from ref. 20. Copyright 2011 Nature Publishing Group.
Fig. S3 Fabrication process of gold-nanoshelled microcapsules: a) electrostatic adsorption of PAH onto microcapsules generated by the W/O/W double-emulsion method; b) deposition of gold nanoparticles onto PAH-coated microcapsules; c) formation of gold nanoshells by the surface-seeding method; d) lyophilization to sublimate the encapsulated water in the inner aqueous phase of the microcapsules to produce small hollow spaces. Reprinted with permission from ref. 26. Copyright 2011 Wiley-VCH.
Table S1 List of the various polyamines, multivalent anions, shell materials and cargo that can be formulated into PSA-capsules. Reproduced from ref. 28. Copyright 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry. Polyamine
poly-L-lysine, poly-L-arginine, poly-L-histidine, poly-L-ornithine, chitosan, polyallylamine hydrochloride, branchedpolyethyleneimine
Multivalent anion
phosphate, sulfate, succinnate, isocitrate, citrate, tri-carballylate, trimesate, ethylenediamine
tetraaceticacid (EDTA), Na5(Asp)4, tripolyphosphate, Gd–DOTP
Shell material SiO2, SnO2, ZnO, CdSe, Fe3O4, polyacrylic acid, poly-styrene sulfonate, poly-L-glutamic acid, heparin, polygalacturonic acid, anti
-EGFR, human serum albumin, bovine serum albumin, lactalbumin
Fig. S4 a) Formation of enzymatic capsules through electrostatic assembly of enzymes and nanoparticles in water followed by assembly of the resulting enzymenanoparticle conjugates at oil-water interfaces; b) structure of β-gal; c) chemical structure of cationic gold nanoparticles; d) optical micrograph of capsules stabilized by enzyme-nanoparticle conjugates at oil-water interfaces; and e) TEM images of a capsule at low magnification and (inset) high magnification. Reprinted with permission from ref. 29. Copyright 2009 Wiley-VCH.
Fig. S5 Schematic illustration of the preparation of inorganic/organic hollow capsules. An=F, OH, or PO43-; M+=Y3+, Fe2+/3+, or Ca2+; MAn=YF3, Fe3O4, or hydroxyapatite; below: scanning electron microscopy images of the YF3 capsules at different preparation stages. Reprinted with permission from ref. 15. Copyright 2003 Wiley-VCH.
Description of the syntehsize process of the microspheres as shown in Fig. S5
More specifically, MnCO3 microparticles were firstly modified by citric acid, then alternatively assembled with PAH and PSS, and finally treated with EDTA. The resultant PAH/citrate-PAH/PSS capsules were then exposed to a solution containing NaOH, H3PO4, or HF, thus resulting in the rapid substitution of citrate ions to OH-, PO43- or F- ions, and the formation of PAH/OH-–PAH/PSS, PAH/PO43-–PAH/PSS or PAH/F-–PAH/PSS capsules. Next, the as-acquired capsules were treated with FeSO4 and Fe2(SO4)3 (OH--containing capsules), CaCl2 (PO43--containing capsules), or Y(NO3)3 (F-–containing capsules) solutions to deposit Fe3O4, hydroxyapatite or YF3 particles, respectively, inside the capsule wall. The inorganic component in the capsule wall prevented capsule collapse in the dry state, which are reminiscent of those of the original polyelectrolyte capsule in solution.
Fig. S6 Schematic diagram of the procedure used to form the core-shell composite colloids and hollow spheres by using pe-coated colloids as templates. Reprinted with permission from ref. 33. Copyright 2003 Wiley-VCH.
Fig. S7 Strategy for the synthesis of an organic/inorganic hybrid nanocapsule. Right: TEM image of the organic/inorganic hybrid nanocapsule. Reprinted with permission from ref. 10. Copyright 2003 Wiley-VCH.
Fig. S8 Tentative mechanism of titania formation induced by protamine molecules. Reproduced from ref. S1. Copyright 2008 Royal Society of Chemistry.
Ref. S1. Y. Jiang, D. Yang, L. Zhang, L. Li, Q. Sun, Y. Zhang, J. Li and
Z. Jiang, Dalton Trans., 2008, 4165-4171
Fig. S9 Illustration of protamine–titania hybrid microcapsule preparation process. Right: SEM images of hybrid capsules with a) one protamine/titania bilayer, b) three protamine/titania bilayers, and c) five protamine/titania bilayers. Reprinted with permission from ref. 42. Copyright 2009 Wiley-VCH.
Fig. S10 Schematic illustration of the preparation of [email protected] hybrid capsules. Reprinted with permission from ref. 45. Copyright 2013 American Chemistry Society.
Fig. S11 Illustration of MOF-polymer hybrid capsule formation. After preparation of a stable "MOFsome" by application of shear force to an aqueous dispersion of MOF nanoparticles and dodecane, the interior is polymerized to form a hollow capsular structure comprised microporous MOF particles embedded within the surface of a polymer shell. Reprinted with permission from ref. 48. Copyright 2013 Wiley-VCH.
Fig. S12 Polydopamine synthesis occurs via two pathways: A) a pathway of covalent bondforming oxidative polymerization and B) a newly proposed pathway of physical self-assembly of dopamine and DHI. Reprinted with permission from ref. S2. Copyright 2012 Wiley-VCH
Ref. S2. S. Hong, Y. S. Na, S. Choi, I. T. Song, W. Y. Kim and H. Lee,
Adv. Funct. Mater., 2012, 22, 4711-4717
Fig. S13 Scheme for the synthetic process for P(NIPAm-co-AAm) hydrogel modified luminescent rattle-type mesoporous silica microspheres and subsequent loading and temperature-controlled release of IMC. Reprinted with permission from ref. 50. Copyright 2012 Wiley-VCH.
Description of the syntehsize process of the microspheres as shown in Fig. S13
The mesoporous silica capsules were firstly fabricated through conducting the sol-gel reaction of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) on a sacrificial Fe3O4 template. Then, gadolinium oxide nanoparticles doped with europium ions (Gd2O3:Eu3+, luminescent nanoparticles) were incorporated into the lumen to form rattle-type mesoporous silica capsules via an incipientwetness impregnation method. Finally, the rattle-type capsules serve as a nanoreactor for filling temperature-responsive hydrogel via photoinduced polymerization to form the multifunctional hybrid microspheres. Other references related to the tutorial review
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