Hierarchy of asymmetry in chiral supramolecular polymers. Toward functional, helical supramolecular structures.

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Summary of "Hierarchy of asymmetry in chiral supramolecular polymers. Toward functional, helical supramolecular structures."

The formation of helical structures by the supramolecular polymerization of a variety of self-assembling units is reviewed. These scaffolds are usually obtained by the operation of efficient transfer or amplification of chirality phenomena in which the starting self-assembling molecules possess different elements of asymmetry like point or axial chirality. We review herein relevant examples of helical supramolecular structures investigated under thermodynamic control and we also highlight the helical outcome of remarkable examples of chiral entities obtained through kinetic control. Finally, selected examples of flexible macroscopic chirality and catalysis are described to illustrate the applicability of helical aggregates.


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Name: Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
ISSN: 1521-3765


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