Rationalization of supramolecular chirality in a bisporphyrin system

Victor V. Borovkov, Isao Fujii, Atsuya Muranaka, Guy A. Hembury, Takeyuki Tanaka, Arnout Ceulemans, Nagao Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Inoue

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A sign of the times: A 1:1 tweezer complex consisting of an achiral bis(zinc porphyrin) and (R,R)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane has been characterized by X-ray crystallographic analysis (see picture, Zn red, N blue). This has enabled a full and unambiguous rationalization of the highly efficient transfer of chirality information from an optically active guest to an achiral host in a supramolecular system based on a bisporphyrin to be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5481-5485
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 18


  • Chirality
  • Circular dichroism
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Structure elucidation
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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