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Amphiphilic Peptide Self-Assembly: Expansion to Hybrid Materials

Mikhalevich, Viktoria and Craciun, Ioana and Kyropoulou, Myrto and Palivan, Cornelia G. and Meier, Wolfgang. (2017) Amphiphilic Peptide Self-Assembly: Expansion to Hybrid Materials. Biomacromolecules. p. 10.

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Abstract

The design of functional systems with sizes in the nanometer range is a key challenge in fields such as biomedicine, nanotechnology, and engineering. Some of the most promising materials nowadays consist of self-assembling peptides or peptide–polymer hybrid materials because of their versatility and the resulting properties that can be achieved with these structures. Self-assembly of pure amphiphilic peptides or in combination with block copolymers results in a large variety of nanostructures (micelles, nanoparticles (NPs), compartments, planar membranes) each with different characteristics and tunable properties. Here, we describe such novel peptide- or peptide–polymer-based supramolecular nanostructures and emphasize their functionality and various promising applications.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Meier, Wolfgang P.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:1525-7797
e-ISSN:1526-4602
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:23 Oct 2017 09:06
Deposited On:23 Oct 2017 09:06

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