Color difference caused by chirality

Zhaoqiong Jiang, Hua Lu, Di Wu, Xiangge Zhou, Zhen Shen, Nagao Kobayashi

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Synthesis, crystal structure and spectra properties of enantiopure and corresponding racemic Cu(II)-dipyridine amido complexes are reported. The different coordination styles result in the unexpected chiral-unrelated color changes between chiral and racemic complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Chiral coordination complex
  • Color
  • Copper
  • Crystal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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