Nguyen group’s JACS article receives Nature highlight!
The Nguyen group has developed a new class of porous materials (called UIC-1) that can remarkably mimic protein active sites to a much higher degree than previous porous frameworks as recently reported in JACS. These highly crystalline peptide frameworks are made by a noncovalent assembly that allows the resultant pore environments to be precisely tuned with a series of functional groups reminiscent of natural enzymatic pockets. These materials could enable more efficient catalysis, removal of toxic metals from drinking water, and separations of industrially relevant petrochemicals. Nature Chemistry also released a News & Views covering our research!
Modified on October 14, 2022