The influence of surfactants on the self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles (PA) which form beta-sheet structures is investigated in this Hot Paper. Addition of SDS could be used to control the morphology of PA self-assemblies, which in turn can be used to tune rheological properties with considerable scope to create novel bionanomaterials for important applications in skincare and tissue engineering.
Modulating self-assembly of a nanotape-forming peptide amphiphile with an oppositely charged surfactant
Valeria Castelletto, Ian W. Hamley, Jozef Adamcik, Raffaele Mezzenga and Jeremie Gummel
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 217-226
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