Fabrication of polypyrrole nano-arrays in lysozyme single crystals

Matt W. England, Elizabeth M. Lambert, Mei Li, Lyudmila Turyanska, Avinash J. Patil, Stephen Mann*

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Abstract

A template-directed method for the synthesis and organization of partially oxidized polypyrrole (PPy) nanoscale arrays within the solvent channels of glutaraldehyde-cross-linked lysozyme single crystals is presented. Macroscopic single crystals of the periodically arranged protein-polymer superstructure are electrically conductive, insoluble in water and organic solvents, and display increased levels of mechanical plasticity compared with native cross-linked lysozyme crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6710-6713
Number of pages4
JournalNanoscale
Volume4
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • PROTEIN CRYSTALS
  • CONDUCTING POLYMERS
  • NANOMATERIALS
  • BIPOLARONS
  • PARTICLES
  • POLARONS
  • GROWTH

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