Biocatalysis: biocatalytically triggered co-assembly of two-component core/shell nanofibers

Yousef M Abul-Haija, Sangita Roy, Pim W J M Frederix, Nadeem Javid, Vineetha Jayawarna, Rein V Ulijn

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A facile supramolecular approach is demonstrated for the formation of functionalized nanofibers by combining the advantages of biocatalytic self-assembly and surfactant/gelator co-assembly. As reported on page 973 by Y. M. Abul-Haija, R. V. Ulijn, and co-workers, this is achieved by enzymatically triggered reconfiguration of free flowing micellar aggregates of pre-gelators and functional surfactants to form nanofibers that incorporate and display the surfactants' functionality at the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028
Number of pages1
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2014


  • biocatalysis
  • co-assembly
  • peptides
  • surface functionality
  • transformation


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