Tuneable Fmoc–Phe–(4-X)–Phe–NH2 nanostructures by variable electronic substitution

Charalampos G Pappas, Yousef M Abul-Haija, Angela Flack, Pim W J M Frederix, Rein V Ulijn

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Abstract

Supramolecular structures were produced by in situ enzymatic condensation of Fmoc-Phe-(4-X), where X denotes electron withdrawing or donating groups, with Phe-NH2. The relative contribution of π-stacking and H-bonding interactions can be regulated by the nature of X, resulting in tuneable nanoscale morphologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10630-10633
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number73
Early online date23 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • supramolecular structures
  • tunable nanostructures
  • tuneable nanoscale morphologies

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