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Org Biomol Chem. 2006 Oct 21;4(20):3729-45. Epub 2006 Sep 5.

Amplification of chirality in liquid crystals.

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  • 1Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The amplification of molecular chirality by liquid crystalline systems is widely applied in investigations towards enantioselective solvent-solute interactions, chiral supramolecular assemblies, smart materials, and the development of liquid crystal displays. Here we present an overview of recent achievements in the development of new chiral dopant systems for the generation of cholesteric liquid crystalline phases. Based on a distinction between shape-persistent and bistable dopants, several dopant classes will be discussed.

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17024276
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10.1039/b608749c
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