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Supramolecular Structure of Extrinsically Chiral Porphyrin Hetero-Assemblies and Achiral Analogues†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 22, pages 3961–3967, November, 2007
How to Cite
Matassa, R., Carbone, M., Lauceri, R., Purrello, R. and Caminiti, R. (2007), Supramolecular Structure of Extrinsically Chiral Porphyrin Hetero-Assemblies and Achiral Analogues. Adv. Mater., 19: 3961–3967. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602042
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 20 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Received: 8 SEP 2006
- Ateneo 2006
- Chiral materials;
- Supramolecular materials
Supramolecular structures of porphyrin hetero-assemblies and the achiral analogous are determined through energy dispersive X-ray diffraction. In presence of phenylalanine, CuT4 cationic and H2TTPS anionic porphyrins yield a suprachiral α-helix persisting even after removing the chiral template. The analogous synthesis performed without the template-imprinting agent provides an amorphous arrangement, hence an achiral structure.