This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (award no. DE-FG02-00ER45810). J.D.T. thanks Baxter Healthcare and the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine (IBNAM) at Northwestern University for postdoctoral support as a recipient of the Early Career Development Award. We thank Mark Seniw for assistance with space-filling graphics. We gratefully acknowledge the use of instruments in the Keck Biophysics Facility, the Electron Probe Instrumentation Center, and the Analytical Services Laboratory at Northwestern University, and the Electron Microscopy Collaborative Research Center (EMC) at Argonne National Laboratory.
Conducting Polymers Confined Within Bioactive Peptide Amphiphile Nanostructures†
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2007
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Volume 3, Issue 12, pages 2024–2028, December 3, 2007
How to Cite
Tovar, John D., Rabatic, Bryan M. and Stupp, Samuel I. (2007), Conducting Polymers Confined Within Bioactive Peptide Amphiphile Nanostructures. Small, 3: 2024–2028. doi: 10.1002/smll.200600645
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Received: 14 DEC 2006
- conducting polymers;
- organic electronics;
Conducting polymers within bioactive peptide amphiphile (PA) nanostructures are synthesized (see image). The approach relies on the ability of hydrophobic volumes within self-assembled structures to partition organic molecules from aqueous environments. Electron microscopy and electrochemical measurements indicate confinement of conducting polymers within the self-assembled cylindrical PA nanostructures. PEDOT: poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene).