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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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The article was received on 23 Apr 2018, accepted on 17 May 2018 and first published on 17 May 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03295E
Citation: 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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