Optically active Ag(i): o-OPE helicates using a single homochiral sulfoxide as chiral inducer†
In this work we describe the ability of a simple enantiopure sulfoxide group to promote folding of oligo ortho-phenylene ethynylenes (o-OPEs) with one helical sense. A family of foldamers with up to seven triple bonds was synthesized and fully characterized. Moreover, changes in structure and chiroptical properties caused by Ag(I) coordination have been studied by NMR, UV, VCD and ECD measurements. Quantum mechanical DFT calculations support experimental results.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Supramolecular chemistry in OBC