Formation of chiral environments by a mechanical induced vortex flow

Kunihiko Okano, Takashi Yamashita

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Abstract

A chiral molecule absorbs preferentially right- or left-handed circularly polarized light in a circular dichroism (CD) measurement. Usually, the chirality of individual molecules is regarded as the origin of the CD signals. However, recently, several reports have suggested that the vortex flow of a solution of an achiral molecule gives rise to a CD signal, which is dependent on the stirring direction. This article introduces types of molecular architecture and material designs that show stir-induced chirality. We also discuss the effects of the molecular structure and alignment in vortex flows on this phenomena, reviewing the related issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2263-2271
Number of pages9
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 18

Keywords

  • chirality
  • circular dichroism
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • vortex flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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