Interlocked chiral nanotubes assembled from quintuple helices.

  title={Interlocked chiral nanotubes assembled from quintuple helices.},
  author={Yong Cui and Suk Joong Lee and Wenbin Lin},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={125 20},
Homochiral helical chains were rationally synthesized from C2-symmetric 1,1-binaphthyl-6,6'-bipyridine ligands and linear metal-connecting points, Ni(acac)2. Five such homochiral helices associate in parallel to form nanotubes of 2 x 2 nm in dimensions which further intertwine to form periodically ordered, interlocked nanotubular architectures that possess nanometer-scale open channels and have high affinity for aromatic molecules. Chiral crown ethers have also been successfully incorporated… CONTINUE READING

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