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Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)

Self-Assembly of Tyrosine into Controlled Supramolecular Nanostructures.


PMID 26179867

Abstract

In the context of designing novel amino acid nanostructures, the capacity of tyrosine alone to form well-ordered structures under different conditions was explored. It was observed that Tyr can self-assemble into well-defined morphologies when deposited onto surfaces for transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The influence of various parameters that can modulate the self-assembly process, including concentration of the amino acid, aging time, and solvent, was studied. Different supramolecular architectures, including nanoribbons, branched structures, and fern-like arrangements were also observed.