Influence of amino acid side chains on the formation of two component self-assembling nanofibrous hydrogels

Srinivasa Rao Nelli, Jhong Hua Lin, Thi Ngoc Anh Nguyen, Dion Tzu Huan Tseng, Satish Kumar Talloj, Hsin-Chieh Lin*

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Abstract

Herein, we report the synthesis and optimization of an aqueous phase two-component co-assembled nanofibrous hydrogel based on charge-transfer (CT) between pyrenebutyric acid and naphthalene diimide-capped groups. This donor-acceptor CT interaction is a powerful driving force that can induce self-assembly in the aqueous phase even if the molecule contains only a single amino acid. The intermolecular CT interactions for mixed components can also be visualized in the quantum-chemical approach. This two-component supramolecular co-assembly provides a new path for the design of self-assembled nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1234
Number of pages6
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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