Quantity: 50 MG
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Product name: RU006
Synonyms: self-assembling peptide,
Purity: 95% by HPLC
Counter ion: Trifluoacetate
Format: Lyophilized powder
Description: There is increasing interest in gold nanocrystals due to their unique physical, chemical, and biocompatible properties. In order to develop a template-assisted method for the fabrication of gold nanocrystals, we demonstrate here the de novo design and synthesis of a β-sheet-forming nonapeptide (RU006: Ac-AIAKAXKIA-NH2, X = L-2-naphthylalanine) which undergoes self-assembly to form disk-like nanoarchitectures approximately 100 nm wide and 2.5 nm high. These self-assemblies tend to form a network of higher-order assemblies in ultrapure water. Using RU006 as a template molecule, we fabricated ultrathin gold nanoribbons 50-100 nm wide, 2.5 nm high, and micrometers long without external reductants. Furthermore, in order to determine the mechanism of ultrathin gold nanoribbon formation, we synthesized four different RU006 analogues. On the basis of the results obtained using RU006 and these analogues, we propose the following mechanism for the self-assembly of RU006. First, RU006 forms a network by the cooperative association of disk-like assemblies in the presence of AuCl4(-) ions that are encapsulated and concentrated within the interior cavity of the network architectures. This is followed by electron transfer from the naphthalene rings to Au(III), resulting in slow growth to form ultrathin gold nanoribbons along the template network architectures under ambient conditions. The resulting ribbons retain the dimensions of the cavity of the template architecture. Our approach will allow the construction of diverse template architectural morphologies and will find applications in the construction of a variety of metallic nanoarchitectures.
Usage: For Scientific Research Use Only, Not for Human Use.