Sergeants-and-soldiers principle in chiral columnar stacks of disc-shaped molecules with C3 symmetry

A.R.A. Palmans, J.A.J.M. Vekemans, E.E. Havinga, E.W. Meijer

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Abstract

Extremely effective cooperative effects operate during the formation of chiral stacks of C3-symmetrical molecules in alkane solvents (a molecule is depicted on the right). The sergeants-and-soldiers principles as well as chiral solvation lead to a preferred helical sense in the columnar aggregates. The amplification of chirality in dynamic systems shows the precision in aggregation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2648-2651
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume36
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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