Lyotropic liquid crystalline phases from helical β-peptides as alignment media

Christina M. Thiele, William C. Pomerantz, Nicholas L. Abbott, Samuel H. Gellman

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Abstract

Lyotropic liquid crystalline (LLC) phases from helical β-peptides are proposed as novel water-based alignment media. In contrast to α-peptides, β-peptides form LLCs at very short chain lengths and at concentrations as low as 1 percent. Spectra obtained in these LLC phases are artefact-free and lead to RDCs of the desired size. First indications towards enantiodiscrimination are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2011

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