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Issue 47, 2018
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The simplest supramolecular helix

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Diethylamine is the smallest and simplest molecule that features a supramolecular helix as its lowest energy aggregate. Structural studies and large scale sampling simulations show that the helical arrangement is more stable than cyclic structures, which are the dominant species for other small hydrogen bonding molecules.

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23 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
First published
17 May 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6012-6015
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The simplest supramolecular helix

F. Hanke, C. J. Pugh, E. F. Kay, J. B. Taylor, S. M. Todd, C. M. Robertson, B. J. Slater and A. Steiner, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6012
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03295E

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