Aggregation-Induced Polarization (AIP): Optical Rotation Amplification and Adjustment of Chiral Aggregates of Folding Oligomers and Polymers

Front Chem. 2022 Aug 12;10:962638. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2022.962638. eCollection 2022.


The phenomenon of aggregation-induced polarization (AIP) was observed showing optical rotation amplification and adjustment. The relationship between optical rotations of chiral aggregates of multilayered chiral folding oligomers and polymers with water% in THF (f w) has been established accordingly. New multilayered chiral oligomers were synthesized under the asymmetric catalytic systems established by our laboratory recently. These products were well-characterized by UV-vis, NMR, and MALDI-TOF spectra. Absolute stereochemistry (enantio- and diastereochemistry) was assigned by comparison with similar asymmetric induction by the same catalyst in our previous reactions. The present AIP work can serve as a new tool to determine chiral aggregates, especially for those that cannot display emission. AIP would also complement AIE-based CPL since AIP serves as a new tool providing enhanced right- or left-hand polarized lights with individual wavelengths. It will find many applications in chemical and materials science in the future.

PMID:36034657 | PMC:PMC9413080 | DOI:10.3389/fchem.2022.962638


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