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Issue 14, 2017
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Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

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Abstract

The single crystal X-ray structures of a series of p-halogenated Fmoc phenylalanines highlight the role of halogen bonding in their supramolecular organization in the solid state. The amino acids showing the occurrence of halogen bonding resulted in gels with the strongest mechanical properties. All gelation parameters could be ranked according to halogen atom polarizability, i.e., halogen bond strength.

Graphical abstract: Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

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Submitted
05 Jan 2017
Accepted
17 Feb 2017
First published
20 Feb 2017

CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1870-1874
Article type
Communication

Halogen bonding modulates hydrogel formation from Fmoc amino acids

A. Pizzi, L. Lascialfari, N. Demitri, A. Bertolani, D. Maiolo, E. Carretti and P. Metrangolo, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1870
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00031F

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