Chirality

Keene, F. Richard (2012) Chirality. In: Gale, Philip A., and Steed, Jonathan W., (eds.) Supramolecular Chemistry: from molecules to nanomaterials. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 217-235.

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Abstract

This chapter addresses stereochemical consequences in supramolecular chemistry in terms of both the components and the ultimate assembly. In particular, it discusses the important (and sometimes elusive) concept of chirality in supramolecular aggregates—its origin, the practical aspects of separation of chiral forms and their identification and quantification. The examples taken are predominantly from metallosupramolecular systems: the deliberate construction of chiral oligonuclear assemblies as well as the principles that guide the phenomenon of self-assembly of the components, which give rise to (inter alia) helicates, catenanes, knots, and polygons—many of which are inherently chiral. Because of the possible variations of structural motifs—in terms of both metal centers and their geometries, and of ligand types—metallosupramolecular chemistry can realize an extraordinary range of assemblies, which are not only elegant in design and varied in nature but also provide the potential for the development of new materials in nanoscience.

Item ID: 20050
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: chirality; oligonuclear; helicates; knots; stereoselectivity; stereospecificity
ISBN: 978-0-470-66134-5
Funders: ARC
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 03:51
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030207 Transition Metal Chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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