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Smart metallopoly(L-glutamic acid) polymers: reversible helix-to-coil transition at neutral pH

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Abstract

Among the smart polymers, smart polypeptides have a unique polymeric scaffold made of amino acids whose structuring can be controlled by an external stimuli. Herein we present how coordination chemistry to Zn species can be reversibly used to control the helix-to-coil transition of synthetic poly(L-glutamic acid) (PGA) polymers at a neutral pH of 7 in aqueous solutions.

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The article was received on 04 Aug 2016, accepted on 28 Aug 2016 and first published on 29 Aug 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19753A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 84694-84697
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    Smart metallopoly(L-glutamic acid) polymers: reversible helix-to-coil transition at neutral pH

    C. Bonduelle, F. Makni, L. Severac, E. Piedra-Arroni, C. Serpentini, S. Lecommandoux and G. Pratviel, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 84694
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19753A

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