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Self-Assembled Microporous Peptide-Polysaccharide Aerogels for Oil–Water Separation
- Yang, Xin, Xie, Yanyan, Wang, Yuefei, Qi, Wei, Huang, Renliang, Su, Rongxin, He, Zhimin
- Langmuir 2018 v.34 no.36 pp. 10732-10738
- absorbents, aerogels, hydrophobicity, konjac mannan, medicine, porosity, porous media
- We report a new kind of peptide-polysaccharide aerogel which was formed by the coassembly of the fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl-diphenylalanine (Fmoc-FF) peptide and the polysaccharide konjac glucomannan (KGM). The porosity and hydrophobicity of the hybrid aerogels could be facilely tailored by modifying the mass ratio of Fmoc-FF and KGM. The aerogels with tunable architecture showed good performance for the separation of a wide variety of oil–water mixtures. The results provide an opportunity for the design of peptide materials as a new class of biocompatible absorbents with potential applications in biomedicine and separation.