Solution-phase structure of an artificial foldamer: X-ray scattering study

Richard F. Kelley, Boris Rybtchinski, Matthew T. Stone, Jeffrey S. Moore, Michael R. Wasielewski

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Foldamers provide important insights into the fundamentals of noncovalent folding, which is of primary importance for understanding biological systems and developing novel self-assembling materials. The structure of artificial foldamers in solution has been studied using a variety of indirect spectroscopic techniques and theoretical methods. X-ray scattering using a high flux synchrotron source has been recently shown to provide a powerful means of studying small organic and biological arrays that are formed because of noncovalent self-assembly in solution but has not been applied to foldamer structures. We present small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies on a m-phenylene ethynylene oligomer (mPE) in acetonitrile, providing for the first time-direct structural data on a mPE foldamer in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4114-4115
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 11 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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