Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Towards Structure Determination of Self-Assembled Peptides Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy


Takahashi, H., et al., Towards Structure Determination of Self-Assembled Peptides Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013: p. n/a-n/a.


Supra-sensitivity: Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy was performed on self-assembled peptide nanotubes. This approach yields significant experimental time savings (about five orders of magnitude; see picture) and was used to exemplify the feasibility of supramolecular structural studies of organic nanoassemblies at an atomic scale using DNP-enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy.