Dipeptides and their cyclized 2,5-piperazinedione (or diketopiperazine, DKP) derivatives are attractive building blocks for supra­molecular hydrogels. The Phe-Phe, (p-nitro)-Phe-Phe, and Phe-Val dipeptides and their corresponding DKPs are studied for self-assembly in water. The DKPs were obtained in high yields by microwave-assisted cyclization­ of the dipeptides in water, demonstrating that use of their methyl ester derivatives as reported in the literature is not necessary for successful cyclization. Single-crystal XRD structures are reported for two DKPs as well as stable hydrogels at neutral pH.

Microwave-Assisted Cyclization of Unprotected Dipeptides in Water to 2,5-Piperazinediones and Self-Assembly Study of Products­ and Reagents

Kurbasic, Marina;Semeraro, Sabrina;Garcia, Ana M.;Kralj, Slavko;Parisi, Evelina;Deganutti, Caterina;De Zorzi, Rita;Marchesan, Silvia
2019

Abstract

Dipeptides and their cyclized 2,5-piperazinedione (or diketopiperazine, DKP) derivatives are attractive building blocks for supra­molecular hydrogels. The Phe-Phe, (p-nitro)-Phe-Phe, and Phe-Val dipeptides and their corresponding DKPs are studied for self-assembly in water. The DKPs were obtained in high yields by microwave-assisted cyclization­ of the dipeptides in water, demonstrating that use of their methyl ester derivatives as reported in the literature is not necessary for successful cyclization. Single-crystal XRD structures are reported for two DKPs as well as stable hydrogels at neutral pH.
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