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Issue 38, 2010
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Creating chirality in the inner walls of silica nanotubes through a hydrogel template: chiral transcription and chiroptical switch

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Abstract

An L- or D-glutamic acid based bolaamphiphile was found to form uniform helical nanotubes in water, which were used as the template to generate silica nanotubes. The formed silica nanotubes have supramolecular chirality in the inner walls, and were further used to load photoactive azobenzene moieties to realize a chiroptical switch.

Graphical abstract: Creating chirality in the inner walls of silica nanotubes through a hydrogel template: chiral transcription and chiroptical switch

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2010, accepted on 08 Jul 2010 and first published on 18 Aug 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00891E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 7178-7180

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    Creating chirality in the inner walls of silica nanotubes through a hydrogel template: chiral transcription and chiroptical switch

    J. Jiang, T. Wang and M. Liu, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7178
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00891E

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