L-Dopa in small peptides: an amazing functionality to form supramolecular materials.

  title={L-Dopa in small peptides: an amazing functionality to form supramolecular materials.},
  author={Demetra Giuri and Paolo Ravarino and Claudia Tomasini},
  journal={Organic \& biomolecular chemistry},
l-Dopa (3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a chiral amino acid generated via biosynthesis from l-tyrosine in plants and some animals. The presence of multiple interacting sites makes l-Dopa a multifunctional building block for the preparation of supramolecular materials. The possibility to form hydrogen bonds and the presence of the aromatic ring allow l-Dopa molecules to interact through a series of non-covalent interactions. The additional presence of the catechol moiety really makes this… 
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