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A comprehensive study on self-assembly and gelation of C-dipeptides - from design strategies to functionalities.

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Computational and experimental methods were applied to investigate the self-assembly and gelation of C13-dipeptides. A modified aggregation propensity (APS) was introduced to correlate the effects of side chains of amino acids on the tendency to aggregate. From the experimental results, the ranges of 0.156chemical gels that were stabilized by strong interactions between the molecular aggregates. These gelators exhibit the potentials to be environmentally-friendly substitutes for the common functionalized peptide gelators.

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Name: Biomacromolecules
ISSN: 1526-4602
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