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Controlled hierarchical self-assembly of synthetic molecules into chiral nanoarchitectures to mimic those biological chiral structures is of great importance. Here, a low-molecular-weight organogelator containing a benzimidazole moiety conjugated with an amphiphilic l-glutamic amide has been designed and its self-assembly into various hierarchical chiral(More)
New amphiphilic gelators that contained both Schiff base and L-glutamide moieties, abbreviated as o-SLG and p-SLG, were synthesized and their self-assembly in various organic solvents in the absence and presence of metal ions was investigated. Gelation test revealed that o-SLG formed a thermotropic gel in many organic solvents, whilst p-SLG did not. When(More)
A dual-functional metallogel, which was based on the copper(II) complex of quinolinol-substituted L-glutamide, showed both redox-responsive and enantioselective properties; moreover, the metallogels collapsed into a sol after reduction and could be revived upon subsequent oxidation. The supramolecular chirality and morphology also reversible changed with(More)
Self-assembly of several low-molecular-weight L-glutamic acid-based gelators, which individually formed helical nanotube or nanofiber structures, was investigated in the presence of Cu(2+) ion. It was found that, when Cu(2+) was added into the system, the self-assembly manner changed significantly. Only in the case of bolaamphiphilic glutamic acid,(More)
Water was found to tune the self-assembled nanostructures of a cationic amphiphile in organic solvents from nanofibers to helical tapes, helical tubes and chiral nanotwists with various pitch lengths depending on water content. Inversion of CD spectra was observed in the water-triggered polar and non-polar solvent gels.
A chiral logic circuit is proposed based on the multiple chiroptical responsiveness of a supramolecular gel material. The gel is fabricated by mixing a chiral gelator and a spiropyran derivative. Chiral responsiveness including the chiral switch and the logic gate is realized through the combined chirality transfer, photochromism, and acidichromism of the(More)
The self-assembly of a low-molecular-weight organogelator into various hierarchical structures has been achieved for a pyridylpyrazole linked L-glutamide amphiphile in different solvents. Upon gel formation, supramolecular chirality was observed, which exhibited an obvious dependence on the polarity of the solvent. Positive supramolecular chirality was(More)
Chiral supramolecular gels, in which small organic molecules self-assemble into chiral nanostructures and entangle each other to immobilize solvents through various noncovalent interactions, can work as a matrix for enantioselective recognition on chiral analytes. Through gelation and the formation of well-defined nanostructures, the chiral sense of the(More)
Experimental Section Instruments and methods: 1 HNMR spectrum was obtained on a Bruker AV300 spectrometer, and tetramethylsilane was used as an internal standard substance. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was recorded on a BIFLEIII instrument. Elemental analysis was performed on a Carlo-Erba-1106(More)