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Peptide Mimic of the Marine Sponge Protein Silicatein Fabricates Ultrathin Nanosheets of Silicon Dioxide and Titanium Dioxide

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  • Kris Strunge
  • Nina Hoinkis, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
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  • Helmut Lutz, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
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  • Sarah Alamdari, University of Washington
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  • Steven J. Roeters
  • Hao Lu, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
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  • Jim Pfaendtner, University of Washington
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  • Tobias Weidner

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted attention for potential applications in light harvesting, catalysis, and molecular electronics. Mineral proteins involved in hard tissue biogenesis can produce 2D structures with high fidelity by using sustainable production routes. This study shows that a peptide mimic based on the catalytic triad of the marine sponge protein silicatein catalyzes the formation of nanometer thin and stable sheets of silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLangmuir
Volume38
Issue26
Pages (from-to)8087–8093
Number of pages7
ISSN0743-7463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

    Research areas

  • SUM-FREQUENCY GENERATION, MODEL PEPTIDES, CONFORMATION, ORIENTATION, ALPHA, OXIDE, BIOSILICA

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