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Bicomponent β-sheet assembly of dipeptide fluorophores of opposite polarity and sensitive detection of nitro-explosives

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Abstract

Fluorescent hydrogels of two dipeptide–pyrene amphiphiles of opposite polarity are developed via bicomponent antiparallel β-sheet co-assembly. The helical molecular assembly resulted in the formation of fluorescent nanofibers. The sandwich-like interaction of nitroaromatics within the hydrogel matrix enabled selective and sensitive detection of toxic nitro-explosives.

Graphical abstract: Bicomponent β-sheet assembly of dipeptide fluorophores of opposite polarity and sensitive detection of nitro-explosives

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The article was received on 08 Jan 2018, accepted on 05 Feb 2018 and first published on 05 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00158H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 2280-2283
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    Bicomponent β-sheet assembly of dipeptide fluorophores of opposite polarity and sensitive detection of nitro-explosives

    C. Madhu, B. Roy, P. Makam and T. Govindaraju, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2280
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00158H

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