Scientists around the world are pursuing the goal of developing synthetic receptors capable of recognizing biologically important molecules. Although many attempts have been made to mimic the way that protein pockets detect sugar dissolved in water with hydrogen bonding interactions, few have succeeded, mainly due to the interfering nature of water molecules. Now, a Japanese team of researchers has proposed a brand new approach.

Via:: https://phys.org/news/2017-09-sweet-success-nanocapsule-perfectly-sucrose.html

Sweet success: Nanocapsule perfectly binds sucrose in water

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