Unique Functional Materials Derived from β-Amino Acid Oligomers

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Abstract

The unique structures formed by β-amino acid oligomers, or β-peptide foldamers, have been studied for almost two decades, which has led to the discovery of several distinctive structures and bioactive molecules. Recently, this area of research has expanded from conventional peptide drug design to the formation of assemblies and nanomaterials by peptide self-assembly. The unique structures formed by β-peptides give rise to a set of new materials with altered properties that differ from conventional peptide-based materials; such new materials may be useful in several bio-and nanomaterial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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