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Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides

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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.

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The article was received on 14 Jul 2016, accepted on 08 Nov 2016 and first published on 08 Nov 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05821C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13889-13892
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    Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides

    M. P. Conte, N. Singh, I. R. Sasselli, B. Escuder and R. V. Ulijn, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13889
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05821C

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