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Investigators from Shandong University Have Reported New Data on Amino Acids (Hybrid Gels Assembled from Fmoc-Amino Acid and Graphene Oxide with...

September 9, 2014



Investigators from Shandong University Have Reported New Data on Amino Acids (Hybrid Gels Assembled from Fmoc-Amino Acid and Graphene Oxide with Controllable Properties)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Amino Acids are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Jinan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A supramolecular gel is obtained from the self-assembly of an ultralow-molecular-weight gelator (N-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl glutamic acid) in good and poor solvents. The gelators can self-assemble into a lamellar structure, which can further form twisted fibers and nanotubes in the gel phase."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Shandong University, "Rheological studies show that the gels are robust and rigid, and are able to rapidly self-recover to a gel after being destroyed by shear force. Fluorescence experiments reveal the aggregation-induced emission effects of the gel system; the fluorescence intensity is significantly enhanced by gel formation. Graphene oxide (GO) is introduced into the system efficiently to give a hybrid material, and the interaction between gelators-GO sheets is studied."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Rheological and fluorescent studies imply that the mechanical properties and the fluorescent emission of the hybrid materials can be fine-tuned by controlling the addition of GO."

For more information on this research see: Hybrid Gels Assembled from Fmoc-Amino Acid and Graphene Oxide with Controllable Properties. Chemphyschem, 2014;15(11):2377-2385. Chemphyschem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemphyschem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1439-7641)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from P.Y. Xing, Shandong University, Key Lab Colloids & Interfaces Chem, Minist Educ, Jinan 250100, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.X. Chu, S.Y. Li, M.F. Ma and A.Y. Hao (see also Amino Acids).

Keywords for this news article include: Jinan, People's Republic of China, Asia, Amino Acids, Peptides, Proteins

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