Chiral recognition in noncovalent bonding interactions between helicenes: Right-handed helix favors right-handed helix over left-handed helix

Ryo Amemiya, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Our studies of helicenes are summarized in regard to chiral recognition phenomenon in noncovalent bonding interactions. The interactions between helical molecules show a tendency for pairs of the same configuration of the helicenes to form more stable complexes than pairs of enantiomeric helicenes. The observations are made in charge transfer complexation, crystallization, homocoupling reaction, layer structure formation, self-aggregation, and double helix formation. The interactions between a helicene and a right-handed helical polymer, double strand DNA, are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-35
Number of pages10
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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