Efficient Energy Transfer within Self-Assembling Peptide Fibers: A Route to Light-Harvesting Nanomaterials

Kevin J. Channon, Glyn L. Devlin, Cait E. MacPhee

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Abstract

Small peptides offer an attractive starting point for the development of self-assembling materials for a variety of purposes, since they are relatively simple to produce and can be tailored to provide an expansive range of chemical functionality. We have employed a short peptide that spontaneously self-assembles into a multimolecular fibrillar architecture to drive the coassembly of two independent luminescent moieties. We use fluorescence spectroscopy to demonstrate that the resulting complex performs a light-harvesting function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12520-+
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • HUMAN-DISEASE
  • AMYLOID FIBRILS

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