Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

Peptide-polymer hybrid nanotubes

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Disguise tactics: Peptide-polymer hybrid nanotubes are constructed in which self-assembled cyclic peptides govern the structure, and a synthetic polymer coating determines the surface chemistry. Formation of the latter is initiated in situ from preorganized peptide building blocks. The picture shows an AFM image of nanotubes on a silicon wafer. (Figure Presented) © 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.