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Cryo Electron Tomography Reveals Confined Complex Morphologies of Tripeptide-Containing Amphiphilic Double-Comb Diblock Copolymers

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  • Alison L. Parry Dr.,

    1. Functional Materials Group, Chemical Laboratory, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR (UK), Fax: (+44) 1227-827-558
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  • Paul H. H. Bomans,

    1. Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry and Soft Matter Cryo-TEM Research Unit, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Simon J. Holder Dr.,

    1. Functional Materials Group, Chemical Laboratory, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR (UK), Fax: (+44) 1227-827-558
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  • Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk Dr.,

    1. Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry and Soft Matter Cryo-TEM Research Unit, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Stefano C. G. Biagini Dr.

    1. Functional Materials Group, Chemical Laboratory, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR (UK), Fax: (+44) 1227-827-558
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  • We thank Dr. K. Lyakhova for valuable discussions.

Abstract

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Die Sequenz bestimmt die Struktur: Amphiphile Doppelkamm-Diblockcopolymere aus Norbornen mit Peptid- und Oligo(ethylenoxid)-Seitenketten aggregieren in Wasser zu komplexen Strukturen, deren Morphologie von der Aminosäuresequenz des Peptids abhängt. Die innere Struktur der Aggregate wurde durch Kryo-Elektronentomographie untersucht und zeigt dicht gefaltete, hochverzweigte wurmartige Micellen (links) und sphärische Aggregate mit bikontinuierlichem Aufbau (rechts).

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