β-1,3-Glucan (Schyzophyllan) can act as a one-dimensional host for creating chirally twisted poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)

Munenori Numata, Tomohisa Fujisawa, Chun Li, Shunichi Haraguchi, Masato Ikeda, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

It has been demonstrated that a chiral, insulated poly(p-phenylene ethynylene) (PPE) nano-wire can be created by a polymer wrapping method utilizing natural -1,3-glucan polysaccharide schizophyllan (SPG). Spectroscopic and microscopic measurements have revealed that PPE adopts a rigid conformation and exists as one piece in the helical hollow constructed by two SPG chains. Moreover, the inherent helical structure of SPG can induce the chiral twisting of the insulated PPE backbone. It is believed that the present system is really applicable for designing novel chiral sensors based on PPE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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