Andreas Horner, Peter Pohl,
"Comment on "Enhanced water permeability and tunable ion slectivity in subnanometer carbon nanotube porins"
, in Science, 3-2018
Comment on "Enhanced water permeability and tunable ion slectivity in subnanometer carbon nanotube porins
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Tunuguntla et al. (Reports, 25 August 2017, p. 792) report that permeation of single-file water occurs faster through carbon nanotubes than through aquaporins. We show that this conclusion violates fundamental thermodynamic laws: Because of its much lower activation energy, aquaporin-mediated water transport must be orders of magnitude faster. Leakage at the nanotube-membrane interface may explain the discrepancy.