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Issue 60, 2014
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Peptide catalysis in aqueous emulsions

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Amphiphilic tripeptides catalyze conjugate addition reactions of aldehydes to nitroolefins in water with high yields and stereoselectivities. The amphiphilic nature shields the peptidic catalyst from the water and stabilizes the emulsion formed by the reactants in the aqueous environment. The findings have intriguing implications for the chemical evolution of enzymes.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2014, accepted on 03 Apr 2014 and first published on 22 Apr 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01759E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8109-8112
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    Peptide catalysis in aqueous emulsions

    J. Duschmalé, S. Kohrt and H. Wennemers, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8109
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01759E

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