HOT: Aquafoldamers as synthetic water channels

In this OBC Hot Paper Huaqiang Zeng and coworkers at the National University of Singapore have studied a series of water-binding aquafoldamers, illustrating their potential use for recognizing larger water clusters of diverse topologies and as synthetic water channels.


Synthesis, structural investigation and computational modelling of water-binding aquafoldamers
Huaiqing Zhao, Wei Qiang Ong, Xiao Fang, Feng Zhou, Meng Ni Hii, Sam Fong Yau Li, Haibin Su and Huaqiang Zeng
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1OB06609A

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3 Responses to “HOT: Aquafoldamers as synthetic water channels”

  1. Eric Bob says:

    Very nice and inspiring piece of work. It would be fantastic if water-transporting function one day can be demonstrated.

  2. Huaqiang Zeng says:

    Very glad to see that our paper was chosen as the hot paper. Hopefully, our today’s dream would become tomorrow’s reality soon.

  3. Vinny says:

    I’m impressed! You’ve managed the almost impossible.

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