Photo-dissociation of self-assembled (anthracene-2-carbonyl)amino acid hydrogels

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Abstract

Amino acids modified with an N-terminal anthracene group self-assemble into supramolecular hydrogels upon the addition of a range of salts or cell culture medium. Gel-phase photo-dimerisation of gelators results in hydrogel disassembly and was used to recover cells from 3D culture.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date9 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Oct 2020