Chiral molecular imprinting in liquid-crystalline network.

  title={Chiral molecular imprinting in liquid-crystalline network.},
  author={J F Marty and Heinz Gornitzka and Monique Mauzac},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  volume={17 4},
A cholesteric imprinted elastomer was obtained by cross-linking a nematic side-chain polysiloxane around a chiral template. The template was first linked to some functionalised groups of the polymer via hydrogen-bound interactions, then was removed by washing. The sample was macroscopically oriented during the synthesis; so, both a molecular chirality and a supramolecular phase chirality were topologically imprinted inside the network. Batch rebinding experiments, performed in the presence of… CONTINUE READING