Chirally-ordered fullerene assemblies found in organic gel systems of cholesterol-appended [60]fullerenes

Tsutomu Ishi-i, Yoshiyuki Ono, Seiji Shinkai

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Cholesterol-appended [60]fullerene gelators 2a and 2b were prepared and their gelation properties were investigated. 2a with a natural C-3 configuration can gelate dichloromethane whereas 2b with an inverted C-3 configuration could not gelate any solvents. UV/Vis and CD spectroscopic studies indicated that the [60]-fullerene moiety in 2a is enforced to chirally orient in the gel state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-809
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


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  • Chemistry(all)

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