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Two-Dimensional Oligoglycine Tectomer Adhesives for Graphene Oxide Fiber Functionalization

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shayan SeyedinORCiD


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Amino-terminated oligoglycine two-dimensional (2D) peptide self-assemblies (known as tectomers) have a versatile surface chemistry that allows them to interact with a variety of nanomaterials and to act as supramolecular adhesives for surface functionalization. Here, we have exploited the strong hydrogen-bond based interaction between tectomers and graphene oxide (GO) to functionalize GO fiber surfaces with different carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns, carbon nanocones, and highly fluorescent nanodiamonds), metal (gold, platinum, iron) nanoparticles, acrylate-based polymer nanoparticles, fluorophores and drugs. The resulting ultrathin coatings exhibit remarkable water resistant properties. This tectomer-mediated fiber decoration strategy allows coating functionalities to be tailored by choosing the appropriate nanomaterials or other molecules. We show that this strategy can be extended to other fibers and fabrics, such as polyurethane/PEDOT:PSS, poly(methyl methacrylate) and polyester, making it very attractive for a variety of technological and smart textile applications.

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Author(s): Garriga R, Jurewicz I, Seyedin S, Tripathi M, Pearson JR, Cebolla VL, Dalton AB, Razal JM, Muñoz E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Carbon

Year: 2019

Volume: 147

Pages: 460–475

Print publication date: 01/06/2019

Online publication date: 01/03/2019

Acceptance date: 25/02/2019

ISSN (print): 0008-6223

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.02.080


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