Assembly of iron oxide nanosheets at the air–water interface by leucine–histidine peptides

Nina Hoinkis, Helmut Lutz*, Hao Lu, Thaddeus Wayne Golbek, Mikkel Bregnhøj, Gerhard Jakob, Mischa Bonn, Tobias Weidner*

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Abstract

The fabrication of inorganic nanomaterials is important for a wide range of disciplines. While many purely inorganic synthetic routes have enabled a manifold of nanostructures under well-controlled conditions, organisms have the ability to synthesize structures under ambient conditions. For example, magnetotactic bacteria, can synthesize tiny ‘compass needles’ of magnetite (Fe 3O 4). Here, we demonstrate the bio-inspired synthesis of extended, self-supporting, nanometer-thin sheets of iron oxide at the water-air interface through self-assembly using small histidine-rich peptides.

Original languageEnglish
JournalR S C Advances
Volume11
Issue45
Pages (from-to)27956-27968
Number of pages4
ISSN2046-2069
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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