Reversible Optical Transcription of Supramolecular Chirality into Molecular Chirality

  title={Reversible Optical Transcription of Supramolecular Chirality into Molecular Chirality},
  author={Jaap J D de Jong and Linda Nienke Lucas and Richard M Kellogg and Jan H. van Esch and Ben L. Feringa},
  pages={278 - 281}
In nature, key molecular processes such as communication, replication, and enzyme catalysis all rely on a delicate balance between molecular and supramolecular chirality. Here we report the design, synthesis, and operation of a reversible, photoresponsive, self-assembling molecular system in which molecular and supramolecular chirality communicate. It shows exceptional stereoselectivity upon aggregation of the molecules during gel formation with the solvent. This chirality is locked by… Expand

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