Chiral borromeates

Cari D. Pentecost*, Andrea J. Peters, Kelly S. Chichak, Gareth W V Cave, Stuart J. Cantrill, J. Fraser Stoddart

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The fellowship of the rings: Circular dichroism measurements reveal that chirality is transferred from 12 stereogenic centers to 6 octahedral zinc(II) centers (see picture) in two enantiomeric pairs of chiral Borromeates, one of which has been found to be wholly asymmetric in the solid state by X-ray crystallography. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4099-4104
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 19 2006


  • Chirality
  • Schiff bases
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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