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Attraction by repulsion: compounds with like charges undergo self-assembly in water that improves in high salt and persists in real biological fluids

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Abstract

We report a family of highly anionic calixarenes that form discrete homo-dimeric assemblies in pure water, that get stronger in high salt solutions, and that remain assembled in complex, denaturing solutions like real urine. The results reveal the potential of like-charged subunits for self-assembly in high-salt solutions and biological fluids.

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Submitted
23 Dec 2015
Accepted
05 Jan 2016
First published
05 Jan 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2768-2771
Article type
Communication

Attraction by repulsion: compounds with like charges undergo self-assembly in water that improves in high salt and persists in real biological fluids

G. A. E. Garnett, K. D. Daze, J. A. Peña Diaz, N. Fagen, A. Shaurya, M. C. F. Ma, M. S. Collins, D. W. Johnson, L. N. Zakharov and F. Hof, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2768
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10527G

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