Supramolecular self-assembly of N-acetyl-capped beta-peptides leads to nano- to macroscale fiber formation

Mark Pasqualino Del Borgo, Adam Istvan Mechler, Daouda A K Traore, Craig Macdonald Forsyth, Jacqueline Anne Wilce, Matthew Charles James Wilce, Marie Isabel Aguilar, Patrick Perlmutter

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From little things big things grow: 14-Helical N-acetyl beta3 -peptides spontaneously self-assemble in a unique head-to-tail fashion to form fibers from solution. The fiber size can be controlled from the nano- to the macroscale. The inherent flexibility in design and ease of synthesis provide powerful new avenues for the development of novel bio- and nanomaterials by supramolecular self-assembly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8266 - 8270
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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