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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Degree Type

Master of Science (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

January 2007

Month Degree Awarded

September

Keywords

Nanomaterials, Enzyme models, Thiol chemistry

Abstract

The foundation for supramolecular chemistry is in nature; by studying these archetypes, chemists have devised methods of recreating these complex interactions in the laboratory. Of particular interest is the interplay between enzyme- more specifically, its active site- and the target substrate. Utilizing recent advancements in self-assembled monolayers, progress towards a more-accurate flavoenzyme model has been demonstrated.

First Advisor

Vincent M Rotello

Second Advisor

Maurille J. Fournier

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