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Symmetry 2014, 6(2), 256-294; doi:10.3390/sym6020256

Supramolecular Chirality in Porphyrin Chemistry

Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka Prefecture 565-0871, Japan
Received: 18 March 2014 / Revised: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Chirality)


Supramolecular chirality, being an intelligent combination of supramolecular chemistry and chiral science, plays a decisive role in the functioning of various natural assemblies and has attracted much attention from the scientific community, due to different applications in modern technologies, medicine, pharmacology, catalysis and biomimetic research. Porphyrin molecules are of particular interest to study this phenomenon owing to their unique spectral, physico-chemical and synthetic properties. This review highlights the most important types of chiral porphyrin structures by using the best-suited representative examples, which are frequently used in the area of supramolecular chirality.
Keywords: supramolecular chirality; supramolecular chemistry; chirality; porphyrin; host-guest; self-assembly; conformation supramolecular chirality; supramolecular chemistry; chirality; porphyrin; host-guest; self-assembly; conformation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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