The cyclic amino acid surrogate 1 was designed to mimic the extended conformation of a peptide unit and to provide hydrogen bond donor and acceptor functions conducive to β-sheet formation. A convenient synthesis of this unit and solution and solid-phase methods for its incorporation into an oligomer alternating with peptide units have been devised. The resulting "@-tides", as these oligomers have been designated, show a high propensity for self-association in comparison to oligopeptides; insights into the structure and dynamical properties of their antiparallel dimers have been obtained by NMR.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry