Higher order Foldamers for Biomimetic Functions | Department of Chemistry

Higher order Foldamers for Biomimetic Functions

Foldamers are artificially synthetic oligomers that adopt folded defined conformations such as sheets or helices which closely resemble secondary motifs of proteins and other biopolymers. Therefore, this type of synthetic compound has huge potential to mimic biological functions. These are produced in a diverse approach: from stepwise addition of monomers to construct folded oligomers to artificial nucleic acid or protein sequences that are produced by directed evolution methods. We would like to use the self-assembly approach to create higher-order foldamer structures for molecular recognition, artificial photosynthesis, catalysis, photoredox catalysis, and molecular electronics.

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Dhrubajyoti Talukdar
Ph.D. Scholar