Minimalistic ice recrystallisation inhibitors based on phenylalanine

The second instalment of our work amino acids, this paper introduces phenylalanine as a minimalistic, yet potent, ice growth inhibitor. We explore the structure-function relationships in a panel of phenylalanine derivatives, revealing the importance of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions and a possible role of self-assembly in ice growth inhibition. Have a look at the paper online or grab a pdf here.