Cholesterol as a versatile platform for chiral recognition

Tony D. James, Hirosuke Kawabata, Rainer Ludwig, Kazutaka Murata, Seiji Shinkai

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The cholesterol moiety is the perfect host. The environment it creates changes to accomodate each new guest. Cholesteric liquid crystals change colour. Cholesteric gels have different phase transition temperatures. Cholesteric LB films change the area they cover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-566
Number of pages12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 9 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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