High length-diameter ratio nanotubes self-assembled from a facial cyclopeptide

Si-Yong Qin, Hua-Fang Jiang, Xiang-Ji Liu, Yi Pei, Han Cheng, Yun-Xia Sun, Xian-Zheng Zhang

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A six-residue facial cyclopeptide was designed with the following sequence: c-[d-Leu-l-Lys-d-Ala-l-Lys-d-Leu-l-Gln] (CP). Extensive hydrogen bonding between the cyclopeptide backbones mainly regulated CP to self-assemble into single-walled nanotubes. Simultaneously, the hydrophobic interaction among facial hydrophobic side chains of CP was introduced to stabilize the hydrogen bonding, resulting in the formation of the thick-walled nanotubes with high length-diameter ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-951
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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