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제124회 대한화학회 학술발표회, 총회 및 기기전시회 안내 Chirality Amplification in Water Cages

등록일
2019년 8월 28일 16시 55분 22초
접수번호
1726
발표코드
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발표시간
10월 18일 (금요일) 11:00~12:30
발표형식
포스터
발표분야
Organic Chemistry
저자 및
공동저자
Choong eui Song*, Si Joon Park, InSoo Hwang, Han Yong Bae1, Jiyoon Jung
Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
1Department of Chemistry, UNIST, Korea

Homochirality is a fundamental component of molecular recognition in biological systems. Most theories for biological homochirality require a chiral amplification mechanism that acts to enhance a small initial asymmetry. We have found that water can induce the chirality amplification in a catalytic asymmetric reaction. Under on-water conditions, the enantioselectivity of a catalytic reaction can be significantly enhanced in the confined hydrophobic spaces of organic droplets surrounded by water. More significantly, this chirality amplification can be further increased by decreasing the droplet size. The droplet size effect on the enantioselectivity was quantified by using the biphasic microfluidic technique. Although in-depth mechanistic studies are still needed in order to fully understand the role of water, we can conclude that this water-induced chirality amplification can be attributed to the hydrophobically induced confinement effect. This remarkable observation could provide some inspiration for developing new strategies to enhance enantioselectivity and thus has the potential to open a new chapter in the field of asymmetric catalysis. In addition, our discovery that the enantioselectivity can be greatly amplified in the confined cavities of water cages could help unlock secrets of homochirality which is a fundamental component of molecular recognition in biological systems.


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