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Halogen effects on the solid-state packing of phenylalanine derivatives and the resultant gelation properties

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Phenylalanine is an important amino acid both biologically, essential to human health, and industrially, as a building block of artificial sweeteners. Our interest in this particular amino acid and its derivatives lies with its ability to form gels in a number of solvents. We present here the studies of the influence of halogen addition to the aromatic ring on the gelation properties and we analyse the crystal structures of a number of these materials to elucidate the trends in their behaviour based on the halogen addition to the aromatic group and the interactions that result.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2017, accepted on 24 Apr 2017 and first published on 12 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00108H
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017,203, 423-439
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    Halogen effects on the solid-state packing of phenylalanine derivatives and the resultant gelation properties

    S. M. Ramalhete, J. S. Foster, H. R. Green, K. P. Nartowski, M. Heinrich, P. C. Martin, Y. Z. Khimyak and G. O. Lloyd, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 423
    DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00108H

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