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Issue 96, 2016
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Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides

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We demonstrate that the well-known self-assembling dipeptide diphenylalanine (FF) and its amidated derivative (FF-NH2) can form metastable hydrogels upon sonication of the dipeptide solutions. The hydrogels show instantaneous syneresis upon mechanical contact resulting in rapid expulsion of water and collapse into a semi-solid gel.

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14 Jul 2016
08 Nov 2016
First published
08 Nov 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13889-13892
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Metastable hydrogels from aromatic dipeptides

M. P. Conte, N. Singh, I. R. Sasselli, B. Escuder and R. V. Ulijn, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13889
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05821C

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