Get access

Dipeptides as Microporous Materials

Authors


  • We thank E. V. Grachev (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk) for the SHADEWIN software package. D.V.S. acknowledges the support received for this research during his work at the Steacie Institute.

Abstract

original image

Robust porous frameworks are formed by the dipeptides L-Ala-L-Val (see structure) and L-Val-L-Ala that have a high capacity and selectivity for gas sorption. The dipeptides assemble through hydrogen bonds as a 61 helix to form channels with average diameters of 5.13 and 4.90 Å, respectively.

Ancillary