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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Prof. J.A. Gareth Williams

Shen, C., Anger, E., Srebro, M., Vanthuyne, N., Deol, K. K., Jefferson, T. D., Muller, G., Williams, J. A. G., Toupet, L., Roussel, C., Autschbach, J., Réau, R. & Crassous, J. (2014). Straightforward access to mono- and biscycloplatinated helicenes displaying circularly polarized phosphorescence by using crystallization resolution methods. Chemical Science 5(5): 1915-1927.

Author(s) from Durham


Enantiopure mono-cycloplatinated-[8]helicene and bis-cycloplatinated-[6]helicene derivatives were prepared through column chromatography combined with crystallization of diastereomeric complexes using a chiral ancillary sulfoxide ligand. The UV-visible spectra, circular dichroism, molar rotations, and (circularly polarized) luminescence activity of these new helical complexes have been examined in detail and analysed with the help of first-principles quantum-chemical calculations.