Autoamplification of molecular chirality through the induction of supramolecular chirality

Derk Jan van Dijken, John M. Beierle, Marc C. A. Stuart, Wiktor Szymanski, Wesley R. Browne, Ben L. Feringa*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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The novel concept for the autoamplification of molecular chirality, wherein the amplification proceeds through the induction of supramolecular chirality, is presented. A solution of prochiral, ring-open diarylethenes is doped with a small amount of their chiral, ring-closed counterpart. The molecules co-assemble into helical fibers through hydrogen bonding and the handedness of the fibers is biased by the chiral, ring-closed diarylethene. Photochemical ring closure of the open diarylethene yields the ring-closed product, which is enriched in the template enantiomer.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)5073-5077
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Nummer van het tijdschrift20
DOI's
StatusPublished - 12-mei-2014

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