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MolecularDescription of the Propagation of Chirality from Molecules to Complex Systems: Different Mechanisms Controlled by Hydrophobic Interactions.
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PMID:  23019089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this work a combined theoretical and experimental approach was used to elucidate and describe at the molecular level the basic interactions that drive the transfer of the chiral information from chiral surfactant molecules to dye/surfactant assemblies. It was found that both hydrophobic interactions and relative concentrations strongly influence the chiroptical features of the heteroaggregates. In particular it was observed that, depending on the length of the surfactant hydrophobic chain, the chiral information is transferred to the dye by stabilizing an enantiomer either of a chiral conformer or of a chiral topological arrangement. These findings underline the role of hydrophobic interactions in the transfer of chirality and provide an example of the potential of in silico simulations for providing an accurate description of the process of chirality propagation.
Fabrizio Marinelli; Alessandro Sorrenti; Valentina Corvaglia; Vanessa Leone; Giovanna Mancini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-3765     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemistry     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9513783     Medline TA:  Chemistry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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