Dipeptide hydrogel formation triggered by boronic acid-sugar recognition

S. Grigoriou, E.K. Johnson, T.D. James, P.J. Cameron, L. Chen, D.J. Adams

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Abstract

The pH drop associated with sugar recognition and binding by boronic acids has been used to initiate the formation of gels from dipeptide gelators. Gels formed in the presence of fructose, but not glucose which has a weaker binding constant to boronic acids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2788-2791
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2012

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