The book is clearly structures, with the firs part concentrating on structure and foldamer design concepts, while the second part covers functional aspects from properties to applications. The international team of expert authors provides up–to–date overviews of this rapidly expanding and highly interdisciplinary field.
From the foreword by Francios Diederich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich: "I strongly recommend this monograph to all academic and industrial researchers interest in fascinating perspectives for future chemical research; it will also take its place in modern graduate student education."
STRUCTURE: FOLDAMER DESIGN CONCEPTS
Foldamers Based on Local Conformation Preferences
Foldamers Based on Remote Intrastrand Interactions
Foldamers Based on Solvophobic Effects
Foldamer Hybrids: Defined Supramolecular Structures from Flexible Molecules
Control of Polypeptide Chain Folding and Assembly
Simulation of Folding Equilibria
FUNCTION: FROM PROPERTIES TO APPLICATIONS
Foldamer–based Molecular Recognition
Biological Application of Foldamers
Nucleic Acid Foldamers: Design, Engineering and Selection of Programmable Biomaterials with Recognition, Catalytic and Self–assembly Properties
Helically Folding Polymers
Polyisocyanides: Stiffened Foldamers
Foldamers at Interfaces