Tuning coordination chemistry through the second sphere in designed metallocoiled coils

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The metal hydration state within a designed coiled coil can be progressively tuned across the full integer range (3 → 0 aqua ligands), by careful choice of a second sphere terminal residue, including the lesser used Trp. Potential implications include a four-fold change in MRI relaxivity when applied to lanthanide coiled coils.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3729-3732
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number26
Early online date26 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2020