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 - 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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