Stretching single polymer chains of donor-acceptor foldamers: Toward the quantitative study on the extent of folding

Kai Liu, Xiaoyan Zheng, Ashok Z. Samuel, S. G. Ramkumar, Suhrit Ghosh, Xinxin Tan, Dong Wang, Zhigang Shuai, S. Ramakrishnan, Dongsheng Liu, Xi Zhang

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Abstract

Single-molecule force spectroscopy has proven to be an efficient tool for the quantitative characterization of flexible foldamers on the single-molecule level in this study. The extent of folding has been estimated quantitatively for the first time to the best of our knowledge, which is crucial for a better understanding of the "folding-process" on single-molecule level. Therefore, this study may provide a guidance to regulate folding for realizing rational control over the functions of bulk materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14438-14443
Number of pages6
JournalLangmuir
Volume29
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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    Liu, K., Zheng, X., Samuel, A. Z., Ramkumar, S. G., Ghosh, S., Tan, X., Wang, D., Shuai, Z., Ramakrishnan, S., Liu, D., & Zhang, X. (2013). Stretching single polymer chains of donor-acceptor foldamers: Toward the quantitative study on the extent of folding. Langmuir, 29(47), 14438-14443. https://doi.org/10.1021/la403709u