(Figure Presented) Together they're strong: Block copolypeptides containing poly(benzyl-L-threonine) and an α-helical block are effective organogelators despite the high solubility of the constituent homopolymers. An unexpected conformational change in the first block, from random coil to β sheet, directs the assembly into stacked lamellae (see picture).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jun 2008|