Left or right? The direction of compression-generated vortex-like flow selects the macroscopic chirality of interfacial molecular assemblies.

Abstract

A new method is described through which the macroscopic chirality of interfacial molecular assemblies of an achiral porphyrin can be mechanically controlled using an original yet efficient Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique. By using the unilateral compression geometry, we find that the assemblies deposited from the mirror regions of the LB trough display… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201101322

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