Dynamic Control and Amplification of Molecular Chirality by Circular Polarized Light

@article{Huck1996DynamicCA,
  title={Dynamic Control and Amplification of Molecular Chirality by Circular Polarized Light},
  author={Nina P. M. Huck and Wolter F Jager and Ben de Lange and Ben L. Feringa},
  journal={Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={273},
  pages={1686 - 1688}
}
The enantiomers of a racemic photoresponsive material represent two distinct states that can be modulated with irradiation at a single wavelength by changing the handedness ofthe light. Dynamic control over molecular chirality was obtained by the interconversion of enantiomers of helically shaped molecules with either left or right circular polarized light (CPL). Photoresolution of the bistable compound as a dopant in a nematic liquid crystalline phase by CPL irradiation led to a chiral… Expand
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