New type of twisted mesophase in jellies and solid films of chiral 12-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid

Abstract

SOME optically active substances are known to form a unique state of matter, the twisted mesophase, in which a supramolecular helical structure gives rise to some striking optical phenomena1. This type of structure was first found in melts of single compounds and later in solutions of some biopolymers. The only lyotropic twisted mesophases reported so far… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/278578a0

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