Gelation and topochemical polymerization of peptide dendrimers

V Haridas, Yogesh Sharma, Rhiannon Creasey, Srikanta Sahu, Christopher Gibson, Nicolas Voelcker

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    Abstract

    A new class of peptide-based dendrons and dendrimers is presented that display unique vesicle-driven organogelation. We demonstrate the crosslinking of diacetylene-based dendrimers in the gel state, producing strongly fluorescent polydiacetylenes. The crosslinked gels crafted from peptide dendrimers may find practical use in various applications, including as scaffold materials in tissue engineering and for drug delivery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)303-309
    Number of pages7
    JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
    Volume35
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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