Polymerization catalyzed by a rhodium/ferritin composite

Takafumi Ueno, Satoshi Abe, Masako Suzuki, Kunio Hirata, Nobutaka Suzuki, Masaki Takata, Yoshihito Watanabe

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Recently, chemical application of protein cages has been one of the most attractive targets in the field of bio-nanotechnology. We report here construction of Rh(nbd)·apo-ferritin and the polymerization of phenylacetylene catalyzed by the composite. The crystal structure of Rh(nbd)·apo-ferritin indicates that a subunit of ferritin had three Rh binding sites and all of the sites are located on the interior. We attempted polymeriztion of phenylacetylene using the composite. The UV-vis spectra and GPC results showed that the polymerization proceeded in the ferritin cage.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Ferritin
  • Living polymerization
  • Phenylacetylene
  • Rhodium


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