Chiral symmetry breaking by chemically manipulating statistical fluctuation in crystallization

Shu Ting Wu, Yan Rong Wu, Qing Qing Kang, Hui Zhang, La Sheng Long, Zhiping Zheng, Rong Bin Huang, Lan Sun Zheng

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Breaking out: By introducing a relatively stable intermediate to chemically control the nucleation rate, chiral symmetry breaking was achieved in the crystallization of intrinsically chiral helical coordination polymers. The fewer crystal clusters formed, the more pronounced the symmetry breaking (see picture). (Graph Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8475-8479
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Chiral symmetry breaking
  • Chirality
  • Coordination polymers
  • Enantiomers
  • Helical structures

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  • Chemistry(all)

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