We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Prof. J.A. Gareth Williams

Isla, Helena, Srebro-Hooper, Monika, Jean, Marion, Vanthuyne, Nicolas, Roisnel, Thierry, Lunkley, Jamie L., Muller, Gilles, Williams, J. A. Gareth, Autschbach, Jochen & Crassous, Jeanne (2016). Conformational changes and chiroptical switching of enantiopure bis-helicenic terpyridine upon Zn2+binding. Chemical Communications 52(35): 5932-5935.

Author(s) from Durham


The molecular conformation of a bis-helicenic terpyridine system is strongly modified upon binding to Zn(II) ion, a process that is accompanied by large changes in the optical and chiroptical properties. This system affords a new type of helicene-based chiroptical switching.