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Issue 26, 2016
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Mirror symmetry breaking by mixing of equimolar amounts of two gyroid phase-forming achiral molecules

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Abstract

Mirror symmetry breaking was observed by mixing of equimolar amounts of two gyroid phase-forming achiral molecules, one having a short and the other with a long tail. This fact indicates the importance of a critical chain length for the appearance of the chiral bicontinuous cubic (Cubbi) phase. It also demonstrates that the molecular-level mobility is closely connected to the formation and stabilisation of those Cubbi phases.

Graphical abstract: Mirror symmetry breaking by mixing of equimolar amounts of two gyroid phase-forming achiral molecules

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Submitted
03 May 2016
Accepted
06 Jun 2016
First published
06 Jun 2016

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 17341-17344
Article type
Communication

Mirror symmetry breaking by mixing of equimolar amounts of two gyroid phase-forming achiral molecules

S. Kutsumizu, S. Miisako, Y. Miwa, M. Kitagawa, Y. Yamamura and K. Saito, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 17341
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02954J

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