Tectomers are a novel type of self-assembling molecules. The structure of a tectomer represents several oligoglycine units linked to one common center. The pH dependent formation of strong hydrogen bonds between molecules leads to their selfassembly into extra-regular 2-D or 3-D layers of monomolecular thickness. A tiny quantity of10 mg of any tectomer is enough to coat more than 2 sq.m of surface.
|Tectomer, 2-tailed||C8H16(-CH2-NH-Gly4)2 x 2 HCl|
|Tectomer, 3-tailed||CH3C(-CH2-NH-Gly7)3 x 3 TFA|
|Tectomer, 4-tailed||C(-CH2-NH-Gly7)4 x 4 HCl|