Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides

M. P. Conte, N. Singh, I. R. Sasselli, B. Escuder, R. V. Ulijn

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Abstract

We demonstrate that the well-known self-assembling dipeptide diphenylalanine (FF) and its amidated derivative (FF-NH2) can form metastable hydrogels upon sonication of the dipeptide solutions. The hydrogels show instantaneous syneresis upon mechanical contact resulting in rapid expulsion of water and collapse into a semi-solid gel.
LanguageEnglish
Pages13889-13892
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number96
Early online date8 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Nov 2016

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Hydrogels
Dipeptides
Sonication
Gels
Derivatives
Water
diphenylalanine

Keywords

  • metastable hydrogels
  • self-assembling dipeptide
  • diphenylalanine

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Conte, M. P., Singh, N., Sasselli, I. R., Escuder, B., & Ulijn, R. V. (2016). Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides. Chemical Communications, 52(96), 13889-13892. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CC05821C
Conte, M. P. ; Singh, N. ; Sasselli, I. R. ; Escuder, B. ; Ulijn, R. V. / Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides. In: Chemical Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 52, No. 96. pp. 13889-13892.
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Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides. / Conte, M. P.; Singh, N.; Sasselli, I. R.; Escuder, B.; Ulijn, R. V.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 52, No. 96, 08.11.2016, p. 13889-13892.

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