We thank the National Institute of Health (GM52190) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (F49620–00–1–0283) for financial support, Prof. C. D. Stout for providing access to an anaerobic glovebox, the Fulbright Foundation for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to N.A., and the National Science Foundation for a Predoctoral Fellowship to W.S.H.
Design of Self-Assembling Peptide Nanotubes with Delocalized Electronic States†
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 99–102, January 2006
How to Cite
Ashkenasy, N., Horne, W. S. and Ghadiri, M. Reza. (2006), Design of Self-Assembling Peptide Nanotubes with Delocalized Electronic States. Small, 2: 99–102. doi: 10.1002/smll.200500252
- Issue published online: 5 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUL 2005
- charge delocalization;
- cyclic peptides;
- supramolecular chemistry
Electronically active biomaterials via directed peptide self-assembly: Redox-promoted self-assembly of an eight-residue cyclic D,L-α-peptide bearing four 1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic diimide (NDI) side chains results in the formation of electronically delocalized peptide nanotubes hundreds of nanometers in length (see Figure). This supramolecular approach provides a rational basis for the design and fabrication of one-dimensional materials with potential utility in optical and electronic devices.