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Keywords:

  • helical structures;
  • heterocycles;
  • self-organization
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Both in solution and in the solid state the polyheterocyclic molecule 1 spontaneously adopts a helical structure with two turns. This convincingly demonstrates that the structural features encoded in the molecular strand can induce helicity, and points to the generality of this self-organization process.