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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Nov 18;49(89):10498-500. doi: 10.1039/c3cc46467a.

Self-assembly of water-soluble TPPS in organic solvents: from nanofibers to mirror imaged chiral nanorods.

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  • 1Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, People's Republic of China.


Water-soluble TPPS was found to self-assemble into long nanofibers of ambiguous chirality in organic solvents, while mirror imaged chiroptical nanorods with controlled chirality were formed when (1R,2R)-(-)- or (1S,2S)-(+)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane was involved during the self-assembly.

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