OBC front cover

Kent researchers’ study makes journal cover story

Researchers at the University have had their study featured on the front cover of the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

The current issue of the journal, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, features research by a University team led by Dr Alison Edwards of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSP) and Dr Simon Holder of the School of Physical Sciences.

The researchers looked at peptide mimic systems and their ability to selectively bind metal ions. They carried out extensive work to characterize this phenomenon, and the resulting paper was entitled Selective complexation of divalent cations by a cyclic α,β-peptoid hexamer: a spectroscopic and computational study.

MSP is run jointly by Kent and the University of Greenwich. The full list of study authors were: E De Santis and A A Edwards (Medway School of Pharmacy, universities of Kent and Greenwich); B D Alexander (University of Greenwich); S J Holder (School of Physical Sciences); A -S Biesse-Martin (Université Clermont Auvergne, Université Blaise Pascal); B V Nielsen (University of Greenwich); D Mistry and L Waters (University of Huddersfield); G Siligardi and R Hussain (Diamond Light Source Ltd);  S Faure (CNRS, France) and C Taillefumier (CNRS, Université Clermont Auvergne, Université Blaise Pascal).