Supramolecular self-assembly of N-acetyl-capped beta-peptides leads to nano- to macroscale fiber formation
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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.
Del Borgo, M. P., Mechler, A. I., Traore, D. A. K., Forsyth, C. M., Wilce, J. A., Wilce, M. C. J., Aguilar, M. I., & Perlmutter, P. (2013). Supramolecular self-assembly of N-acetyl-capped beta-peptides leads to nano- to macroscale fiber formation. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52(32), 8266 - 8270. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201303175