Factors affecting molecular self-assembly and its mechanism / Hueyling Tan

Tan, Hueyling (2012) Factors affecting molecular self-assembly and its mechanism / Hueyling Tan. Scientific Research Journal, 9 (1). pp. 43-61. ISSN 1675-7009


Molecular self-assembly is ubiquitous in nature and has emerged as a new approach to produce new materials in chemistry, engineering, nanotechnology, polymer science and materials. Molecular self-assembly has been attracting increasing interest from the scientific community in recent years due to its importance in understanding biology and a variety of diseases at the molecular level. In the last few years, considerable advances have been made in the use ofpeptides as building blocks to produce biological materials for wide range of applications, including fabricating novel supra-molecular structures and scaffolding for tissue repair. The study ofbiological self-assembly systems represents a significant advancement in molecular engineering and is a rapidly growing scientific and engineering field that crosses the boundaries ofexisting disciplines. Many self-assembling systems are rangefrom bi- andtri-block copolymers to DNA structures as well as simple and complex proteins andpeptides. The ultimate goal is to harness molecular self-assembly such that design and control ofbottom-up processes is achieved thereby enabling exploitation of structures developed at the meso- and macro-scopic scale for the purposes oflife and non-life science applications. Such aspirations can be achievedthrough understanding thefundamental principles behind the selforganisation and self-synthesis processes exhibited by biological systems.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism > Electrostatics
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Organic chemistry > Peptides. Amino acid sequence
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry > Self-assembly (Chemistry). Decomposition (Chemistry)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Biomedical engineering > Biomaterials
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Scientific Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7009
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 43-61
Item ID: 12953
Uncontrolled Keywords: peptides, ionic-complementary, self-assembly, electrostatic interactions, amino acid sequence, biomaterials
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12953


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