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Amplification of chirality in liquid crystals

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The amplification of molecular chirality by liquid crystalline systems is widely applied in investigations towards enantioselective solvent–solute interactions, chiral supramolecular assemblies, smart materials, and the development of liquid crystal displays. Here we present an overview of recent achievements in the development of new chiral dopant systems for the generation of cholesteric liquid crystalline phases. Based on a distinction between shape-persistent and bistable dopants, several dopant classes will be discussed.

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The article was received on 27 Jun 2006, accepted on 17 Aug 2006 and first published on 05 Sep 2006

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B608749C
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006,4, 3729-3745

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    Amplification of chirality in liquid crystals

    R. Eelkema and B. L. Feringa, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 3729
    DOI: 10.1039/B608749C

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