Supramolecular chirality of thermotropic liquid-crystalline folic acid derivatives

Takashi Kato, Toru Matsuoka, Masayuki Nishii, Yuko Kamikawa, Kiyoshi Kanie, Tatsuya Nishimura, Eiji Yashima, Seiji Ujiie

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Abstract

Helical self-assembled columns form supramolecular chiral cubic and columnar liquid-crystalline phases (see picture). The complexation of hydrogen-bonded disks of folic acid derivatives that have oligo-(glutamic acid) moieties and lipophilic alkyl chains with nonchiral ions leads to the self-assembly of chiral Pm3n cubic and hexagonal columnar structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1969-1972
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chirality
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Liquid crystals
  • Materials science
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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