Visualization of the architecture of poly (α-lipoic acid) using atomic force microscopy


Emily Q. Rosenthal-Kim1, ,Rebecca L. Agapov1, ,Judit E. Puskas1, 2

1 Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA

2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3906, USA


The architecture of thermally polymd. poly(α-​lipoic acid) after enzyme-​catalyzed amplification was investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)​.  Branched structures were obsd., in contrast with the proposed interlocking, polycatenane structures.

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