The authors acknowledge Prof. Yang Liu (Tsinghua University) for his kind discussion on electrochemistry measurements. This work was supported by the NSFC (51222303, 21074066, and 51003049) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2013CB834502).
Switchable Catalytic Activity: Selenium-Containing Peptides with Redox-Controllable Self-Assembly Properties†
Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 30, pages 7781–7785, July 22, 2013
How to Cite
Miao, X., Cao, W., Zheng, W., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Gao, J., Yang, C., Kong, D., Xu, H., Wang, L. and Yang, Z. (2013), Switchable Catalytic Activity: Selenium-Containing Peptides with Redox-Controllable Self-Assembly Properties . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7781–7785. doi: 10.1002/anie.201303199
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 APR 2013
- NSFC. Grant Numbers: 51222303, 21074066, 51003049
- National Basic Research Program of China. Grant Number: 2013CB834502
- redox chemistry;
Mimicking nature: The reversible formation of self-assembled nanostructures of selenium-containing peptides can be controlled by redox triggers (see scheme, VC=vitamin C). As a consequence, the catalytic activity of these peptides is switchable. These results should lead to the development of nature-mimicking smart materials with promising properties.