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Fmoc-diphenylalanine self assembles to a hydrogel via a novel architecture based on π-π interlocked β-sheets

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2008, 00:00 authored by A Smith, Richard WilliamsRichard Williams, C Tang, P Coppo, R Collins, M Turner, A Saiani, R Ulijn
The self assembly of peptide hydrogelators that carry aromatic substituents can be modeled by a novel nanocylindrical architecture. The proposed model suggests that the nanocylinders are formed by anti-parallel β-sheets interlocked by the π-stacking interactions of fluorenyl groups and phenyl rings. This explanation is consistent with the structures observed in TEM and the data obtained by a variety of spectroscopic techniques.

History

Journal

Advanced materials

Volume

20

Issue

1

Pagination

37 - 41

Publisher

Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Location

Weinheim, Germany

ISSN

0935-9648

eISSN

1521-4095

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim