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

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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 C60.

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The article was received on 21 Apr 2010, accepted on 09 Jun 2010 and first published on 09 Jul 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00027B
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010,8, 4274-4280
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    The sergeants-and-soldiers effect: chiral amplification in naphthalenediimide nanotubes

    T. W. Anderson, J. K. M. Sanders and G. D. Pantoş, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 4274
    DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00027B

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