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Electron transfer through α-peptides attached to vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays: a mechanistic transition

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Abstract

The mechanism of electron transfer in α-aminoisobutyric (Aib) homoligomers is defined by the extent of secondary structure, rather than just chain length. Helical structures (Aib units ≥3) undergo an electron hopping mechanism, while shorter disordered sequences (Aib units <3) undergo an electron superexchange mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Electron transfer through α-peptides attached to vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays: a mechanistic transition

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Submitted
27 Oct 2011
Accepted
01 Dec 2011
First published
01 Dec 2011

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1132-1134
Article type
Communication

Electron transfer through α-peptides attached to vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays: a mechanistic transition

J. Yu, O. Zvarec, D. M. Huang, M. A. Bissett, D. B. Scanlon, J. G. Shapter and A. D. Abell, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1132
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16665H

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