We are grateful to Prof. Bert Meijer for fruitful discussions and suggestions. A.A. is grateful to the Department of Atomic Energy for a DAE-SRC Outstanding Researcher award. A.G. and M.H. are thankful to CSIR for fellowships. We thank Mr. C. K. Chandrakanth (NIIST, Trivandrum) for SEM measurements. This is contribution No. NIIST-PPG-330.
Thermally Assisted Photonic Inversion of Supramolecular Handedness†
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 42, pages 10505–10509, October 15, 2012
How to Cite
Gopal, A., Hifsudheen, M., Furumi, S., Takeuchi, M. and Ajayaghosh, A. (2012), Thermally Assisted Photonic Inversion of Supramolecular Handedness . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 10505–10509. doi: 10.1002/anie.201205332
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUL 2012
- CSIR. Grant Number: NIIST-PPG-330
Spiraling into control: A photoresponsive supramolecular assembly demonstrates that light, along with heating (Δ) and cooling (), can cause chiral communication between molecules. This effect leads to bias in the helicity of the complex, causing a reversible switching of macroscopic handedness, as shown by a reversal of sign of the circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) that is emitted.