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Keywords:

  • amino acid derivatives;
  • chiral sensing;
  • chiral nanostructures;
  • racemates;
  • self-assembly
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Twisted ribbons were formed by the self-assembly of racemic alanine derivatives (middle picture), whereas only flat nanostructures were obtained from the individual enantiomers (left). The twist was sensitive to a slight enantiomeric excess and showed remarkable macroscopic chirality. Moreover, it could discriminate various amino acid derivatives (right) and even enabled the determination of the ee value of a mixed system.