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Symmetry 2010, 2(1), 184-200; doi:10.3390/sym2010184
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Effective Supramolecular Chirogenesis in Ethane-Bridged Bis-Porphyrinoids

Received: 19 November 2009; in revised form: 26 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 February 2010 / Published: 23 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers: Symmetry Concepts and Applications)
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Abstract: This feature article gives a general introduction to the phenomenon of supramolecular chirogenesis using the most representative examples of different chirogenic assemblies on the basis of ethane-bridged bis-porphyrinoids. Supramolecular chirogenesis is based upon a smart combination of supramolecular chemistry and chirality sciences and deals with various aspects of asymmetry induction, transfer, amplification, and modulation. These chiral processes are governed by numerous noncovalent supramolecular forces thus allowing a judicious, mechanistic, and dynamic control by applying a variety of internal and external influencing factors. Currently, supramolecular chirogenesis is widely used in different fields of fundamental and applied branches of science and modern technology, touching on such important issues as origin of chirality on the Earth, asymmetry sensing, enantioselective catalysis, nonlinear optics, polymer and materials science, pharmacy and medicine, nanotechnology, molecular and supramolecular devices, chiral memory, absolute configuration determination, etc.
Keywords: porphyrin; chirality; chirogenesis; supramolecular chemistry; circular dichroism porphyrin; chirality; chirogenesis; supramolecular chemistry; circular dichroism
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Borovkov, V. Effective Supramolecular Chirogenesis in Ethane-Bridged Bis-Porphyrinoids. Symmetry 2010, 2, 184-200.

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Borovkov V. Effective Supramolecular Chirogenesis in Ethane-Bridged Bis-Porphyrinoids. Symmetry. 2010; 2(1):184-200.

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Borovkov, Victor. 2010. "Effective Supramolecular Chirogenesis in Ethane-Bridged Bis-Porphyrinoids." Symmetry 2, no. 1: 184-200.


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