Controllable orientation of helical poly(L-glutamic acid) rods through macrodipole interaction on gold surfaces and vectorial electron transfer

Masazo Niwa, Masa Aki Morikawa, Nobuyuki Higashi

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Abstract

Cell-membrane communications are modeled by the orientation of disulfide-modified poly(L-glutamic acid) helix assemblies on gold. The orientation of the rodlike adsorbants on the surface can be widely varied by complexation with a redox-active guest helix on the basis of interactions of the macrodipoles (indicated as arrows in the picture). The resultant complexed assemblies can function as an electron-mediator system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)960-963
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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