Alignment of nanostructured tripeptide gels by directional ultrasonication

Pappas, C. G. et al. (2015) Alignment of nanostructured tripeptide gels by directional ultrasonication. Chemical Communications, 51(40), pp. 8465-8468. (doi: 10.1039/c5cc02049b)

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We demonstrate an in situ ultrasonic approach to influence self-assembly across the supramolecular to micron length scales, showing enhancement of supramolecular interactions, chirality and orientation, which depends on the peptide sequence and solvent environment. This is the first successful demonstration of using oscillating pressure waves to generate anisotropic organo- and hydrogels consisting of oriented tripeptides structures.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kelly, Mr Shane and Abul-Haija, Yousef
Authors: Pappas, C. G., Frederix, P. W. J. M., Mutasa, T., Fleming, S., Abul-Haija, Y. M., Kelly, S., Gachagan, A., Kalafatovic, D., Trevino, J., Ulijn, R. V., and Bai, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:10 April 2015

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