Enantioselective disruption of cellulose nanocrystal self-assembly into chiral nematic phases in d-alanine solutions

David Attia, Orit Mendelson, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Ronit Bitton, Rachel Yerushalmi-Rozen*

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Abstract

The chiral environment of enantiomerically pure d-alanine solutions is observed to disrupt and modify the entropy-driven assembly of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) into a chiral nematic mesophase. The effect is specific to d-alanine and cannot be attributed to the adsorption of alanine molecules (neither d- nor l-alanine) onto the CNC particles.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)16890-16895
Number of pages6
JournalNanoscale
Volume15
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2023

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