May 22nd, 2015

Sara Pharm Solutions scientists, together with Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, IEM, Montpellier, France and the Center for Organic Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, managed to compress single alkyl chains inside a self assembled crystalline nanocage. Thus, it was shown that alkyl chains cannot be used as nanosprings, as their compressed states are stabilized by dihydrogen contacts. Furthermore, the self assembly out of water of the nanocage provides insights in complex salt screenings and new drug delivery complexes. More information is available at: