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Synthetic foldamers

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Abstract

Foldamers are artificial folded molecular architectures inspired by the structures and functions of biopolymers. This highlight focuses on important developments concerning foldamers produced by chemical synthesis and on the perspectives that these new self-organized molecular scaffolds offer. Progress in the field has led to synthetic objects that resemble small proteins in terms of size and complexity yet that may not contain any α-amino acids. Foldamers have introduced new tools and concepts to develop biologically active substances, synthetic receptors and novel materials.

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2011, accepted on 21 Mar 2011 and first published on 11 Apr 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11137J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 5933-5941
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    Synthetic foldamers

    G. Guichard and I. Huc, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 5933
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11137J

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