The sergeants-and-soldiers effect: chiral amplification in naphthalenediimide nanotubes

Tom W. Anderson, Jeremy K. M. Sanders, G. Dan Pantos

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Abstract

Self-assembling naphthalenediimide (NDI)-based helical organic nanotubes display sergeants-and-soldiers behaviour, chiral monomers imposing a supramolecular structure upon achiral monomers. Several achiral NDI monomers were synthesised and their ability to incorporate into supramolecular nanotubes was studied. Nanotubes containing predominantly the most effective soldier, derived from 1-aminocyclopropane-carboxylic acid, are effective hosts for C(60).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4274-4280
Number of pages7
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume8
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2010

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