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Issue 51, 2016
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Controlled formation of chiral networks and their reversible chiroptical switching behaviour by UV/microwave irradiation

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Abstract

A 3D coordination polymer {[Cd(L1)(L2)]2}n (1) spontaneously resolves into enantiomorphic crystals of 1P and 1M without any chiral source. Bulk quantities of 1P and 1M can be predictably and reliably obtained by using chiral cyclohexane-1,2-diamine. 1 can be transformed into {[Cd(L1)(L3)0.5]2}n (2) by highly selective [2+2] photodimerization of L2 ligands. The reverse process can be achieved by microwave irradiation. The cycloreversion/cycloaddition cycles result in chiroptical switching behavior.

Graphical abstract: Controlled formation of chiral networks and their reversible chiroptical switching behaviour by UV/microwave irradiation

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Submitted
18 Apr 2016
Accepted
26 Apr 2016
First published
03 May 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 7990-7993
Article type
Communication

Controlled formation of chiral networks and their reversible chiroptical switching behaviour by UV/microwave irradiation

F. Hu, H. Wang, D. Guo, H. Zhang, J. Lang and J. E. Beves, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7990
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03256G

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