Elucidation of peptide effects that control the activity of nanoparticles

Ryan Coppage, Joseph M. Slocik, Manish Sethi, Dennis B. Pacardo, Rajesh R. Naik, Marc R. Knecht

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A lot of pep: Simple changes to the sequence of peptide nanostructures were found to maintain stability and enhance the activity of peptide-based palladium nanocatalysts. A hlstidine to alanine substitution in the peptide chain afforded an increase in turnover frequency from 2234 to 5224, which suggests that the peptide modulates the functionality of bioinspired nanomaterials. (Figure presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3767-3770
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number22
StatePublished - May 17 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Bionanotechnology
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nanoparticles
  • Palladium
  • Peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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