Processable cyclic peptide nanotubes with tunable interiors

Rami Hourani, Chen Zhang, Rob Van Der Weegen, Luis Ruiz, Changyi Li, Sinan Keten, Brett A. Helms*, Ting Xu

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Abstract

A facile route to generate cyclic peptide nanotubes with tunable interiors is presented. By incorporating 3-amino-2-methylbenzoic acid in the d,l-alternating primary sequence of a cyclic peptide, a functional group can be presented in the interior of the nanotubes without compromising the formation of high aspect ratio nanotubes. The new design of such a cyclic peptide also enables one to modulate the nanotube growth process to be compatible with the polymer processing window without compromising the formation of high aspect ratio nanotubes, thus opening a viable approach toward molecularly defined porous membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15296-15299
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume133
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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