Amplification of molecular information through self-assembly: Nanofibers formed from amino acids and cyanine dyes by extended molecular pairing

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    Abstract

    A pretty pair: Self-assembly has been used to amplify and translate the structural information of amino acids into spectroscopic and morphological information (see scheme). It combines in situ premodification of various amino acids and their specific association with a cyanine dye. Conversion of the amino acids into their isoindole derivatives enhances the intermolecular interactions of the amino acid/dye pair to spontaneously form nanostructures. (Figure Presented).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)106-108
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Volume47
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 7 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)

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