Self-assembly of ultra-small micelles from amphiphilic lipopeptoids

King Hang Aaron Lau, Valeria Castelletto, Thomas Kendall, Jan Sefcik, Ian W. Hamley, Mehedi Reza, Janne Ruokolainen

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Poly(N-substituted glycine) “peptoids” constitute a promising class of peptide-mimetic materials. We introduce the self-assembly of lipopeptoids into spherical micelles ca. 5 nm in diameter as well as larger assemblies by varying the peptoid sequence design. Our results point to design rules for the self-assembly of peptoid nanostructures, enabling the creation of stable, ultra-small pep- tidomimetic nanospheres.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2178-2181
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Early online date25 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2017



  • amphiphilic lipopeptoids
  • peptoids
  • peptoid nanostructures
  • peptidomimetic nanospheres

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Lau, K. H. A., Castelletto, V., Kendall, T., Sefcik, J., Hamley, I. W., Reza, M., & Ruokolainen, J. (2017). Self-assembly of ultra-small micelles from amphiphilic lipopeptoids. Chemical Communications, 53(13), 2178-2181.