Detection of chirality by colour

Tadahiko Nishi, Atsushi Ikeda, Tsutomu Matsuda, Seiji Shinkai

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On addition of optically-active ammonium ions the helical pitch of cholesteric liquid crystals containing steroidal crown ethers changes in an enantioselective manner: in certain cases the difference in the colour change can be visually detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine


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