Interfacial engineering by proteins: Exfoliation and functionalization of graphene by hydrophobins

Päivi Laaksonen (Corresponding Author), Markku Kainlauri, Timo Laaksonen, Andrey Shchepetov, Hua Jiang, Jouni Ahopelto, Markus Linder

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    Abstract

    Functionalities from nature may be used to meet the demands of contemporary materials science in terms of the efficient and safe production of high‐quality, versatile materials. Thus, the spontaneous absorption on graphite of small amphiphilic proteins known as hydrophobins from an aqueous phase, followed by sonication, led to the exfoliation and stabilization of graphene sheets (see picture).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4946-4949
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie: International Edition
    Volume49
    Issue number29
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • graphene
    • hybrid materials
    • nanomaterials
    • proteins
    • self-assembly

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