Synfacts 2009(4): 0381-0381  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087839
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Synthetic β-Sheet Mimic

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Jeewoo Lim
T.-B. Yu, J. Z. Bai, Z. Guan*
University of California, Irvine, USA
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23. März 2009 (online)


Reported is a synthesis of a polymer 1 which self-assembles into β-sheet assembly, and further into nanofibril structures. This is an example of a synthetic polymer which can assume tertiary structures found in biopolymers such as proteins.