Chiral effect on a self-assembling bicopper complex

Weihong Liu, Jean Michel Guenet, Mark M. Green

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A bicopper complex was prepared with chiral ligands. The self-assembly of the complex in trans-decalin differed greatly for the racemic and nonracemic ligands. With the latter the resulting gel formed at a lower concentration and exhibited a higher thermal transition temperature. A large optical activity was found in the nonracemic bicopper complex, which was used to probe the process of filament formation, i.e., the aggregation-dissociation process. The material with nonracemic ligands may form a longer nanoscopic filament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 8 2004



  • Chirality
  • Filament
  • Gel
  • Metal complex
  • Self-assembling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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Liu, W., Guenet, J. M., & Green, M. M. (2004). Chiral effect on a self-assembling bicopper complex. Chirality, 16(9), 661-664.