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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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
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 (Online):1755-4349
Published Online:21 February 2012

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