Crystallization and lamellar nanosheet formation of an aromatic dipeptoid

Valeria Castelletto, Ann M. Chippindale, Ian W. Hamley, Sarah Barnett, Abshar Hasan, King Hang Aaron Lau

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An aromatic peptoid analogue of the diphenylalanine dipeptide self-assembles in aqueous solution and the first crystal structure was obtained for this class of compound. This reveals molecular packing stabilized by networks of hydrogen bonds. Free-floating nanosheet lamellar structures are observed in solution, which form via cooperative intermolecular interactions driven by π stacking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5867-5869
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
Early online date29 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019


  • aromatic peptoid analogue
  • crystal structure
  • peptoids
  • biomimetic molecules

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