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Keywords:

  • β-sheet;
  • foldamers;
  • monolayers;
  • peptides;
  • self-assembly
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A nice gathering at the interface: The de novo design and characterization of amphiphilic α/β-peptides, which form ordered two-dimensional assemblies at the air–water interface composed of oligomers in pleated conformation similar to β-sheets of α-peptides, is reported. The positioning of ionic side chains along the backbone can exert a profound effect on the propensity to self-assemble.