Orthogonal strategy for the synthesis of dual-functionalised β3-peptide based hydrogels

Ketav Kulkarni, Sepideh Motamed, Nathan Habila, Patrick Perlmutter, John S. Forsythe, Marie-Isabel Aguilar, Mark P. Del Borgo

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We have described a new class of hydrogelator based on helical β3-peptides carrying a bioactive payload. The β3-peptides self-assemble in aqueous solution to form a nanofibrous mesh resulting in a stable hydrogel. The simple design provides the versatility for attaching different functional payloads to the β3-peptide scaffold to develop new materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5844-5847
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2016

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