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Aromatic Fluorine as a Versatile Control Element for the Construction of Molecules with Helical Chirality

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  • Tim Rasmusson,

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • L. James P. Martyn Dr.,

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • Gang Chen,

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • Alan Lough Dr.,

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • Megan Oh,

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • Andrei K. Yudin Dr.

    1. Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St. Toronto, ON, M5S3H6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 416-946-7676
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  • We would like to thank the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for financial support.

Abstract

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Partially fluorinated binol scaffolds (see picture) offer a versatile entry into helically chiral materials. The different fluorine substitution patterns in these molecules lead to substantial changes in their crystal packing arrangements, which should facilitate the discovery and development of novel materials for applications ranging from semiconductor synthesis to catalysis.

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