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September 2014

Peptoid Nanosheets at the Oil-Water Interface


Scientific Achievement

Users of the Molecular Foundry have developed peptoid nanosheets – two-dimensional biomimetic materials with customizable properties – that self-assemble at an oil-water interface.

Significance and Impact

This new development enables additional structural complexity and chemical functionality for a broad range of applications, including improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer, more effective drug delivery vehicles.

Research Details


E. J. Robertson, G. K. Oliver, M. Qianb, C. Proulx, R. N. Zuckermann & G. L. Richmond. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2014 [epub].