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Reversible helical unwinding transition of a self-assembling peptide amphiphile

Hamley, I. ORCID:, Dehsorkhi, A., Castelletto, V., Furzeland, S., Atkins, D., Seitsonen, J. and Ruokolainen, J. (2013) Reversible helical unwinding transition of a self-assembling peptide amphiphile. Soft Matter, 9 (39). pp. 9290-9293. ISSN 1744-683X

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A designed peptide amphiphile C16-KKFFVLK self-assembles into nanotubes and helical ribbons in aqueous solution at room temperature. A remarkable unwinding transition, leading to twisted tapes, is observed on heating. Nanotubes and ribbons re-form on cooling.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:34133
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry


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