Synthesis and self-assembly of chiral cylindrical molecular complexes: Functional heterogeneous liquid-solid materials formed by helicene oligomers

Nozomi Saito, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Chiral cylindrical molecular complexes of homo- and hetero-double-helices derived from helicene oligomers self-assemble in solution, providing functional heterogeneous liquid-solid materials. Gels and liotropic liquid crystals are formed by fibril self-assembly in solution; molecular monolayers and fibril films are formed by self-assembly on solid surfaces; gels containing gold nanoparticles emit light; silica nanoparticles aggregate and adsorb double-helices. Notable dynamics appears during self-assembly, including multistep self-assembly, solid surface catalyzed double-helix formation, sigmoidal and stairwise kinetics, molecular recognition of nanoparticles, discontinuous self-assembly, materials clocking, chiral symmetry breaking and homogeneous-heterogeneous transitions. These phenomena are derived from strong intercomplex interactions of chiral cylindrical molecular complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number77
JournalMolecules
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Cylindrical
  • Double-helix
  • Helicene oligomers
  • Heterogeneous liquid-solid
  • Molecular complex
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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