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Stackable molecular chairs

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We describe the design, preparation and assembly of chair-shaped molecules, comprising a tris-bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane hub that extends into three phthalimides carrying amino acids or short peptides. In water, molecular chairs stack in an antiparallel manner to give hexavalent dendritic structures, in spite of holding equal charges. The here described strategy for increasing the multivalency of peptides is easy to implement in practice, therefore holding potential for creating novel soft materials and therapeutics.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2019, accepted on 12 Apr 2019 and first published on 12 Apr 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01664C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Stackable molecular chairs

    H. Xie, L. Zhiquan, R. Z. Pavlović, J. Gallucci and J. D. Badjić, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01664C

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