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Improved chemical and mechanical stability of peptoid nanosheets by photo-crosslinking the hydrophobic core

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Abstract

Peptoid nanosheets can be broadly functionalized for a variety of applications. However, they are susceptible to degradation when exposed to chemical or mechanical stress. To improve their strength, photolabile monomers were introduced in order to crosslink the nanosheet interior. Photo-crosslinking produced a more robust material that can survive sonication, lyophilization, and other biochemical manipulations.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2016, accepted on 05 Feb 2016 and first published on 05 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00588H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4753-4756
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    Improved chemical and mechanical stability of peptoid nanosheets by photo-crosslinking the hydrophobic core

    D. Flood, C. Proulx, E. J. Robertson, A. Battigelli, S. Wang, A. M. Schwartzberg and R. N. Zuckermann, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4753
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00588H

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