Chirality: spin and gravity give a helping hand

Barron, L. D. (2012) Chirality: spin and gravity give a helping hand. Nature Chemistry, 4(3), pp. 150-152. (doi: 10.1038/nchem.1278) (PMID:22354423)

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Abstract

The handedness of supramolecular helices formed from achiral monomers has been controlled by applying rotational and gravitational forces, but at the start of the assembly process only. This demonstrates that a falsely chiral influence is able to induce absolute enantioselection.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Barron, L. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Nature Chemistry
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1755-4330
ISSN (Online):1755-4349
Published Online:21 February 2012

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