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Ernst, K H (2008). Amplification of chirality in two-dimensional molecular lattices. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 13(1-2):54-59.

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Induction of homochirality on surfaces via cooperatively amplified interactions in molecular monolayers is a new phenomenon of supramolecular surface chirality. Prochiral molecules will turn into either handedness upon adsorption, but doping with intrinsically chiral molecules breaks further symmetry and induces homochirality. A similar effect is observed at small enantiomeric excess among chiral molecules. The excess molecules provide the chiral bias that becomes amplified into single lattice chirality.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
DDC:540 Chemistry
Date:February 2008
Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 15:46
Last Modified:05 Jun 2014 13:09
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.cocis.2007.08.011
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 30
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 33

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