Electron transfer through alpha-peptides attached to vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays: a mechanistic transition: A mechanistic transition

Jingxian Yu, Ondrej Zvarec, David Huang, Mark Bissett, Denis Scanlon, Joseph Shapter, Andrew Abell

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    Abstract

    The mechanism of electron transfer in α-aminoisobutyric (Aib) homoligomers is defined by the extent of secondary structure, rather than just chain length. Helical structures (Aib units ≥3) undergo an electron hopping mechanism, while shorter disordered sequences (Aib units <3) undergo an electron superexchange mechanism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1132-1134
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume48
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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