Interactions of peptides with single-walled carbon nanotubes
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have promising applications in the fields of biotechnology and medicine due to their unique electrical, metallic and structural characteristics1, 2. Recently the design and utilization of polypeptides specifically binding to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been the focus of much attention due to their functionality in biological systems3. Therefore, mechanism(s) of interaction between biomolecules and SWNTs is a critical focus of investigation because the extent of nanotube functionality and reactivity in biological systems remains relatively unknown and this knowledge will be important in understanding their environmental and biological activity as well as their potential for application to nanostructure fabrication.
Results and Discussion
KeywordsBinding Affinity High Occupied Molecular Orbital Lower Unoccupied Molecular Orbital High Occupied Molecular Orbital Lower Unoccupied Molecular Orbital
We thank NSERC Nano Innovation Platform for financial support of this research.