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Mirror symmetry breaking in cubic phases and isotropic liquids driven by hydrogen bonding

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Abstract

Achiral supramolecular hydrogen bonded complexes between rod-like 4-(4-alkoxyphenylazo)pyridines and a taper shaped 4-substituted benzoic acid form achiral (Ia[3 with combining macron]d) and chiral “Im[3 with combining macron]m-type” bicontinuous cubic (I432) phases and a chiral isotropic liquid mesophase (Iso1[*]). The chiral phases, resulting from spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking, represent conglomerates of macroscopic chiral domains eventually leading to uniform chirality.

Graphical abstract: Mirror symmetry breaking in cubic phases and isotropic liquids driven by hydrogen bonding

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Submitted
12 Oct 2016
Accepted
07 Nov 2016
First published
07 Nov 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13869-13872
Article type
Communication

Mirror symmetry breaking in cubic phases and isotropic liquids driven by hydrogen bonding

M. Alaasar, S. Poppe, Q. Dong, F. Liu and C. Tschierske, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13869
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08226B

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