Research Area B
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Amide bond formation and hydrolysis: Developing adaptive and active materials
Living systems possess an overwhelming molecular complexity that largely results from combinations of just twenty amino acids, which are the main building blocks of peptides and proteins. My work is to investigate the formation of peptides by using chemically activated systems. The overall aim of this project is to address a fundamental question in organic and supramolecular chemistry – the formation and hydrolysis of amide bonds or peptide bonds in water at physiological conditions.
Dr. Charalampos Pappas