Exploiting the CH-π interactions in supramolecular hydrogels of aromatic carbohydrate amphiphiles

Louise Birchall, Sangita Roy, Vineetha Jayawarna, Meghan Hughes, Eleanore Jane Irvine, G.T. Okorogheye, Nabil Saudi, E De Santis, Tell Tuttle, A.A. Edwards, Rein Vincent Ulijn

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Abstract

A novel class of supramolecular hydrogels derived from amino sugars is reported, where the self-assembly of aromatic carbohydrate amphiphiles is driven by CH-π interactions, rather than π–π stacking and H-bonding associated with gelators based on aromatic peptide amphiphiles. Spectroscopic data is provided as evidence for this mode of self-assembly and in silico studies revealed that a combination of CH-π and T-stacking of the fluorenyl groups contribute to the formation of the aggregated structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1355
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Science
Volume2
Issue number7
Early online date12 May 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • supramolecular hydrogels
  • amino sugars
  • aromatic carbohydrate amphiphiles
  • CH-π interactions
  • TIC - Bionanotechnology

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