Assembly and Chiral Memory Effects of Dynamic Macroscopic Supramolecular Helices Academic Article uri icon


  • Macroscopic enantiomerically pure helical supramolecular fibers are bottom-up assembled in aqueous media from a chiral π-electron donor template and an achiral π-electron acceptor. The helices can be assembled to the sub-millimeter scale with controlled handedness. These dynamic supramolecular architectures allow for a quantitative exchange of the chiral donor template with achiral analogues. During this process, a chiral memory effect was observed, affording enantiomerically pure helices composed entirely of achiral components.

altmetric score

  • 3.2

author list (cited authors)

  • Yuan, T., Sun, Z., Mu, A. U., Zeng, M., Kalin, A. J., Cheng, Z., Olson, M. A., & Fang, L.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • September 2018