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New Nanostructures Study Results from University of Strathclyde Described (Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer...

July 15, 2014



New Nanostructures Study Results from University of Strathclyde Described (Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Nanostructures are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Glasgow, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The reversible in situ formation of a self-assembly building block (naphthalenediimide (NDI)-dipeptide conjugate) by enzymatic condensation of NDI-functionalized tyrosine (NDI-Y) and phenylalanine-amide (F-NH2) to form NDI-YF-NH2 is described. This coupled biocatalytic condensation/assembly approach is thermodynamically driven and gives rise to nanostructures with optimized supramolecular interactions as evidenced by substantial aggregation induced emission upon assembly."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Strathclyde, "Furthermore, in the presence of dihydroxy/alkoxy naphthalene donors, efficient charge-transfer complexes are produced. The dynamic formation of NDI-YF-NH2 and electronic and H-bonding interactions are analyzed and characterized by different methods. Microscopy (TEM and AFM) and rheology are used to characterize the formed nanostructures."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Dynamic nanostructures, whose formation and function are driven by free-energy minimization, are inherently self-healing and provide opportunities for the development of aqueous adaptive nanotechnology."

For more information on this research see: Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2014;53(23):5882-5887. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Nanostructures).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S.K.M. Nalluri, University of Strathclyde, WestCHEM Dept. of Pure & Appl Chem, Glasgow G1 1XL, Lanark, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include C. Berdugo, N. Javid, P. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Glasgow, Electronics, Semiconductor, United Kingdom, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Supramolecular, Emerging Technologies

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