Advanced Materials

Amplification of the Stereochemistry of Biomolecular Adsorbates by Deracemization of Chiral Domains in Bent-Core Liquid Crystals

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  • Guksik Lee,

    1. Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-S8-42, O-okayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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  • Rebecca J. Carlton,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
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  • Fumito Araoka,

    1. Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-S8-42, O-okayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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  • Nicholas L. Abbott,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA.
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  • Hideo Takezoe

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-S8-42, O-okayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
    • Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-S8-42, O-okayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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Abstract

Assemblies of chiral phospholipids that form spontaneously at interfaces between aqueous phases and bent-core liquid crystals can deracemize mixtures of chiral domains that otherwise form in the liquid crystal phase. An enantiomeric excess of chiral domains is induced by adsorption of either L- or D-phospholipid with the same sense of optical rotation.

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