Tyrosyltyrosylcysteine-Directed Synthesis of Chiral Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles and Peptide Conformation Analysis

Hyeohn Kim, Kyeong Mi Bang, Heonjin Ha, Nam Heon Cho, Seok Daniel Namgung, Sang Won Im, Kang Hee Cho, Ryeong Myeong Kim, Won Il Choi, Yae Chan Lim, Ji Yeon Shin, Hyun Kyu Song, Nak Kyoon Kim, Ki Tae Nam

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Chiral inorganic nanomaterials have revealed opportunities in various fields owing to their strong light-matter interactions. In particular, chiral metal oxide nanomaterials that can control light and biochemical reactions have been highlighted due to their catalytic activity and biocompatibility. In this study, we present the synthesis of chiral cobalt oxide nanoparticles with a g-factor of 0.01 in the UV-visible region using l-and d-Tyr-Tyr-Cys ligands. The conformation of the Tyr-Tyr-Cys peptide on the nanoparticle surfaces was identified by 2D NMR spectroscopy analysis. In addition, the sequence effect of Tyr-Tyr-Cys developing chiral nanoparticles was analyzed. The revealed peptide structure, along with the experimental results, demonstrate the important role of the thiol group and carboxyl group of the Tyr-Tyr-Cys ligand in chirality evolution. Importantly, due to the magnetic properties of chiral cobalt oxide nanoparticles and their strong absorption in the UV region, the circular dichroism (CD) responses can be dramatically modulated under an external magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-988
Number of pages10
JournalACS nano
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 26


  • NMR
  • Tyr-Tyr-Cys
  • chirality
  • cobalt oxide nanoparticle
  • magnetic circular dichroism
  • peptide ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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