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Title: Effect of processing and end groups on the crystal structure of polypeptoids studied by cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales

Abstract

Cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales was used to study the structure of self-assembled crystalline nanosheets obtained from a series of polypeptoids with the same chain architecture but with different end groups. While long-range order is enhanced by slowing down the self-assembly process, the dominant crystalline motif was found to be a sensitive function of both processing details and end group chemistry. In some cases, adjacent rows of polypeptoid molecules adopt anti-parallel V-shaped side chain conformations. In other cases, adjacent rows of polypeptoid molecules adopt parallel V-shaped side chain conformations. Interestingly, the unit cell is rectangular in both cases with dimensions a = 4.5 Å and c = 50 Å. In all cases, long-range order, quantified by the average number of concatenated unit cells of the same type, is more prevalent along the a direction.

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Materials Sciences Division
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Materials Sciences Division; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1594919
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1523296
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Soft Matter
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 23]; Journal ID: ISSN 1744-683X
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Jiang, Xi, Xuan, Sunting, Kundu, Joyjit, Prendergast, David, Zuckermann, Ronald N., and Balsara, Nitash P. Effect of processing and end groups on the crystal structure of polypeptoids studied by cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c9sm00633h.
Jiang, Xi, Xuan, Sunting, Kundu, Joyjit, Prendergast, David, Zuckermann, Ronald N., & Balsara, Nitash P. Effect of processing and end groups on the crystal structure of polypeptoids studied by cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales. United States. doi:10.1039/c9sm00633h.
Jiang, Xi, Xuan, Sunting, Kundu, Joyjit, Prendergast, David, Zuckermann, Ronald N., and Balsara, Nitash P. Mon . "Effect of processing and end groups on the crystal structure of polypeptoids studied by cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales". United States. doi:10.1039/c9sm00633h.
@article{osti_1594919,
title = {Effect of processing and end groups on the crystal structure of polypeptoids studied by cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales},
author = {Jiang, Xi and Xuan, Sunting and Kundu, Joyjit and Prendergast, David and Zuckermann, Ronald N. and Balsara, Nitash P.},
abstractNote = {Cryogenic electron microscopy at atomic length scales was used to study the structure of self-assembled crystalline nanosheets obtained from a series of polypeptoids with the same chain architecture but with different end groups. While long-range order is enhanced by slowing down the self-assembly process, the dominant crystalline motif was found to be a sensitive function of both processing details and end group chemistry. In some cases, adjacent rows of polypeptoid molecules adopt anti-parallel V-shaped side chain conformations. In other cases, adjacent rows of polypeptoid molecules adopt parallel V-shaped side chain conformations. Interestingly, the unit cell is rectangular in both cases with dimensions a = 4.5 Å and c = 50 Å. In all cases, long-range order, quantified by the average number of concatenated unit cells of the same type, is more prevalent along the a direction.},
doi = {10.1039/c9sm00633h},
journal = {Soft Matter},
number = [23],
volume = [15],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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