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Issue 14, 2017
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Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

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Abstract

The single crystal X-ray structures of a series of p-halogenated Fmoc phenylalanines highlight the role of halogen bonding in their supramolecular organization in the solid state. The amino acids showing the occurrence of halogen bonding resulted in gels with the strongest mechanical properties. All gelation parameters could be ranked according to halogen atom polarizability, i.e., halogen bond strength.

Graphical abstract: Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2017, accepted on 17 Feb 2017 and first published on 20 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00031F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1870-1874
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    Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

    A. Pizzi, L. Lascialfari, N. Demitri, A. Bertolani, D. Maiolo, E. Carretti and P. Metrangolo, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1870
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00031F

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