Self-assembling porphyrin-modified peptides

Joshua R. Dunetz '00, Class of 2000, Haverford College
C. Sandstrom
Elizabeth R. Young '02, Class of 2002, Haverford College
Karin S. Akerfeldt, Haverford College
Julio C. de Paula, Haverford College


A communication describing the synthesis and initial characterization of our first porphyrin-modified peptide design for biomaterials purposes. The construct self-assembles under specific conditions to form organized aggregates in which the porphyrins are communicating through exciton coupling. --author-supplied description