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School Seminar: Giving materials a hand – Chirality in self-assembled systems

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  • UserProfessor David Amabilino, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
  • ClockTuesday 10 May 2016, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseHaworth 203.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti.

School Seminar hosted by Dr Etienne Baranoff

The handedness of molecules influences not only specific molecular recognition between components – like the diastereospecific binding of compounds by proteins – but also to specific aggregation pathways, as seen for chromophores present in naturally occurring photosynthetic molecular machinery. These examples of natural systems that demonstrate the importance of chirality in recognition and self-assembly are an inspiration for synthetic materials that can emulate the biological phenomena. The talk will show two specific examples of these effects: The recognition of chiral compounds by self-assembled monolayers and the effect of remote stereogenic centres on the self-assembly of specific aggregates formed by porphyrins.

This talk is part of the School of Chemistry Seminars series.

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