Bio-inspired synthesis of hybrid silica nanoparticles templated from elastin-like polypeptide micelles.

@article{Han2015BioinspiredSO,
  title={Bio-inspired synthesis of hybrid silica nanoparticles templated from elastin-like polypeptide micelles.},
  author={Wei Han and Sarah R MacEwan and Ashutosh Chilkoti and Gabriel P L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 28},
  pages={12038-44}
}
The programmed self-assembly of block copolymers into higher order nanoscale structures offers many attractive attributes for the development of new nanomaterials for numerous applications including drug delivery and biosensing. The incorporation of biomimetic silaffin peptides in these block copolymers enables the formation of hybrid organic-inorganic materials, which can potentially enhance the utility and stability of self-assembled nanostructures. We demonstrate the design, synthesis and… CONTINUE READING