Supramolecular Chirality Based on Calixarenes

Author(s): Jun Luo, Yan-Song Zheng

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 4 , 2012


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Abstract:

Supramolecular chirality has an exciting potential in mimetic enzyme, asymmetric catalyst, separation and analysis of enantiomers, explanation of chiral origin, information recording and reading, functional nanomaterials, and so on. With calixarenes as building blocks, supramolecular chirality with various topologies such as propeller type, single helix, double helices, triple helices and quintuple helices, helical nanotubes, β-sheets, chiral cavity and capsule, (10,3)-a net topology, chiral Kagome lattice, chiral metal nanomaterials, as well as many other asymmetric aggregates existing in solution, solid state and even on two dimensional surface can be realized. This review describes the research works about supramolecular chirality based on calixarenes.

Keywords: Calixarenes, supramolecular chirality, self-assembly, asymmetric catalyst, propeller type, quintuple helices, β-sheets, chiral Kagome lattice, chiral metal nanomaterials, hydrophobic cavity, mimetic enzyme, helical nanofibers, nonlinear optical (NLO), stoichiometry

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VOLUME: 16
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2012
Page: [483 - 506]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/138527212799499813
Price: $58

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