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Exceptionally strong hydrogels through self-assembly of an indole-capped dipeptide

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Abstract

The synthesis of a new hydrogelator with an indole capping group, 1, is reported. 1 forms exceptionally strong hydrogels in a variety of environments, with values for the storage modulus G′ amongst the highest reported for supramolecular hydrogels. These gels exhibit strong bundling characteristics, which gives the high values for G′ observed. Cell viability studies show that at low concentrations, 1 is biocompatible, however upon self-assembly at higher concentrations, cytotoxic effects are observed.

Graphical abstract: Exceptionally strong hydrogels through self-assembly of an indole-capped dipeptide

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Submitted
08 Oct 2014
Accepted
24 Oct 2014
First published
24 Oct 2014

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15541-15544
Article type
Communication
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Exceptionally strong hydrogels through self-assembly of an indole-capped dipeptide

A. D. Martin, A. B. Robinson, A. F. Mason, J. P. Wojciechowski and P. Thordarson, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 15541
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07941H

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