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Self-assembled arginine-coated peptide nanosheets in water

Hamley, I. W., Dehsorkhi, A. and Castelletto , V. (2013) Self-assembled arginine-coated peptide nanosheets in water. Chemical Communications, 49 (18). pp. 1850-1852. ISSN 1359-7345

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/C3CC39057H

Abstract/Summary

The surfactant-like peptide (Ala)6(Arg) is found to self-assemble into 3 nm-thick sheets in aqueous solution. Scanning transmission electron microscopy measurements of mass per unit area indicate a layer structure based on antiparallel dimers. At higher concentration the sheets wrap into unprecedented ultrathin helical ribbon and nanotube architectures.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:30849
Publisher:RSC Publishing

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