Oligothiophene Versus β-Sheet Peptide: Synthesis and Self-Assembly of an Organic Semiconductor-Peptide Hybrid

Authors

  • Eva-Kathrin Schillinger,

    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 89081 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Elena Mena-Osteritz,

    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 89081 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Jens Hentschel,

    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces MPI KGF Golm, Department of Colloid Chemistry Am Muehlenberg 1 14424 Potsdam (Germany)
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  • Hans G. Börner,

    Corresponding author
    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces MPI KGF Golm, Department of Colloid Chemistry Am Muehlenberg 1 14424 Potsdam (Germany)
    • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces MPI KGF Golm, Department of Colloid Chemistry Am Muehlenberg 1 14424 Potsdam (Germany).
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  • Peter Bäuerle

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 89081 Ulm (Germany)
    • Institute for Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 89081 Ulm (Germany).
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Abstract

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A first representative of a novel class of bioinspired materials is introduced, a fully symmetric hybrid between an oligothiophene and a β-sheet peptide. The conjugate is synthesized via “click chemistry”, and employs a switch-peptide segment to gain control over the self-assembly motif of the peptide part. The self-organization properties of the hybrid are investigated.

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