Authors: Helmich F
, Lee CC
, Schenning APHJ
, Meijer EW
Chiral Memory via Chiral Amplification and Selective Depolymerization of Porphyrin Aggregates.
Publication date: 2010
Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Abstract: Chiral memory at the supramolecular level is obtained via a new approach using chiral Zn porphrins and achiral Cu porphyrins. In a "sergeant-and-soldiers" experiment, the Zn "sergeant" transfers its own chirality to Cu "soldiers" and, after chiral amplification, the "sergeant" is removed from the coaggregates by axial ligation with a Lewis base. After this extraction, the preferred helicity observed for the aggregates containing achiral Cu porphyrins reveals a chiral memory effect that is stable and can be erased and partially restored upon subsequent heating and cooling
Template and target information: chirality
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