Chirality induction through the reversible catenation of coordination rings

Akiko Hori, Akihiko Akasaka, Kumar Biradha, Shigeru Sakamoto, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Makoto Fujita

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

67 Citations (Scopus)


Switching on chirality: Reversible catenation allows switching between achiral, planar, PdII-linked rings containing a pentakis(m-phenylene) unit and a chiral, double-helical conformation of the catenane (see picture). Molecular chirality is induced in the catenane by an ancillary chiral unit on the metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3269-3272
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Catenanes
  • Chirality
  • Helical structures
  • Palladium
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Chirality induction through the reversible catenation of coordination rings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this