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Hollow Six-Stranded Helical Columns of a Helicene

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903658 DOI Help
PMID: 19739171 PMID Help

Authors: Maxim Shcherbina (University of Sheffield) , Xiangbing Zeng (Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield) , Timur Tadjiev (University of Sheffield) , Goran Ungar (University of Sheffield) , S. H. Eichhorn (University of Windsor) , Karen E. S. Phillips (Hunter College of CUNY) , Thomas J. Katz (Columbia University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition , VOL 48 (42) , PAGES 7837-7840

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2009

Abstract: Do the twist: A helicenebisquinone (see formula), both enantiopure and racemic, forms hexagonal columnar phases in which the internal structures of the columns are 132 hollow helices comprising six-molecule repeat units (see axial and side views). The enantiopure compound forms a true hexagonal structure; the racemate segregates enantiomers into right and left helical columns that are interlocked and longitudinally displaced for optimal packing.

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction

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