Paper Summary by Dr Jingxian Yu “The effect of a macrocyclic constraint on electron transfer in helical peptides: A step towards tunable molecular wires”
Two helical peptides, one constrained by a covalent side-chain staple, exhibit vastly different electronic properties despite adopting essentially the same backbone conformation. High level calculations confirm that these differences are due to the additional backbone rigidity imparted by the macrocyclic constraint. These findings provide a novel approach for the development of switchable molecular components.
Image saved as The Effect of a Macrocyclic Constraint on Electron Transfer in Helical Peptides
Authors: Yu, J, Horsley, JR, Moore, KE, Shapter, JG, Abell, AD
Work done in collaboration with Flinders University
Chemical Communications (50) 1652-1654 (2014