Switching the H-bonding network of a foldamer by modulating the backbone chirality and constitutional ratio of amino acids.

This communication describes the folding propensity of a heterofoldamer motif featuring proline (Pro) and anthranilic acid (Ant) residues in a 1:2:1 (α:β:α) constitutional ratio. Structural investigations unequivocally suggest that the hydrogen-bonding network of this foldamer motif can be switched between 9-membered and 6-membered by modulating the… CONTINUE READING