Chapter 8. Structure and Function of Chiral Architectures of Amphiphilic Molecules at the Air/Water Interface

  1. Dr. David B. Amabilino2,3
  1. Isabelle Weissbuch,
  2. Leslie Leiserowitz and
  3. Meir Lahav

Published Online: 18 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch8

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

How to Cite

Weissbuch, I., Leiserowitz, L. and Lahav, M. (2009) Structure and Function of Chiral Architectures of Amphiphilic Molecules at the Air/Water Interface, in Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more (ed D. B. Amabilino), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain

  2. 3

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100-Rehovot, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320134

Online ISBN: 9783527625345

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Keywords:

  • chiral architectures;
  • amphiphilic molecules;
  • air/water interface;
  • two-dimensional crystalline self-assembly;
  • enantiopure;
  • racemates;
  • Langmuir monolayers;
  • stochastic asymmetric transformations;
  • polar head groups;
  • molecules of aqueous environment;
  • interdigitated bilayer films;
  • interdigitated multilayer films;
  • structural transfer;
  • homochiral peptides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An introduction to Chiral Monolayers on Water Surface

  • Two-Dimensional Crystalline Self-Assembly of Enantiopure and Racemates of Amphiphiles at the Air/Water Interface; Spontaneous Segregation of Racemates into Enantiomorphous 2D Domains

  • Langmuir Monolayers of Amphiphilic α-Amino Acids

  • Stochastic Asymmetric Transformations in Two Dimensions at the Water Surface

  • Self-Assembly of Diastereoisomeric Films at the Air/Water Interface

  • Interactions of the Polar Head Groups with the Molecules of the Aqueous Environment

  • Interdigitated Bi- or Multilayer Films on the Water Surface

  • Structural Transfer from 2D Monolayers to 3D Crystals

  • Homochiral Peptides from Racemic Amphiphilic Monomers at the Air/Water Interface

  • Conclusions

  • References