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Reversible helical chirality of perylene bisimide aggregates: amino acid-directed chiral transfer and chiral inversion

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Abstract

Through the formation of dynamic covalent bonds, we succeeded, for the first time, in achieving a reversible chiral transfer from amino acids to perylene bisimide aggregates in aqueous solutions. Two opposite helical aggregations are induced with L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine, respectively. It is possible that the change in configurations of phenyl groups in amino acids leads to the chiral inversion of BAPBI arrangements.

Graphical abstract: Reversible helical chirality of perylene bisimide aggregates: amino acid-directed chiral transfer and chiral inversion

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2017, accepted on 04 Apr 2017 and first published on 05 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00414A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
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    Reversible helical chirality of perylene bisimide aggregates: amino acid-directed chiral transfer and chiral inversion

    Y. Liu, X. Gao, F. Lu, M. Hu, L. Shi and L. Zheng, Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00414A

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