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Title: Unexpected right-handed helical nanostructures co-assembled from l -phenylalanine derivatives and achiral bipyridines
Authors: Liu, Guofeng
Liu, Jinying
Feng, Chuanliang
Zhao, Yanli
Keywords: Helical Nanostructures
Chiral Nanostructures
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Liu, G., Liu, J., Feng, C., & Zhao, Y. (2017). Unexpected right-handed helical nanostructures co-assembled from l-phenylalanine derivatives and achiral bipyridines. Chemical Science, 8(3), 1769-1775.
Series/Report no.: Chemical Science
Abstract: The construction of chiral supramolecular systems with desirable handedness is of great importance in materials science, chemistry, and biology since chiral nanostructures exhibit fascinating photophysical properties and unique biological effects. Herein, we report that achiral bipyridines can co-assemble with L-phenylalanine derivatives into unexpected right-handed helical nanostructures rather than a left-handed helix via intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions formed between the pyridyl and carboxylic groups. This study opens up a route to develop chiral nanostructures with desirable handedness via the co-assembly of simple molecular building blocks and provides a straightforward insight into the chirality control of nanostructures in supramolecular systems.
ISSN: 2041-6520
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04808K
Rights: © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
Fulltext Permission: open
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