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Synthesis of Optically Active Oxymethylenehelicene Oligomers and Self-assembly Phenomena at a Liquid–Solid Interface


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


In this book, the author demonstrates that double-helix formation and fibril film formation occur on solid surfaces as a result of the catalytic effect of the liquid–solid interface of the newly synthesized helicene oligomer. In addition, he shows that the double helix produced at the liquid–solid interface can be diffused into a solution to form a self-assembling material by means of mechanical stirring. Both types of formation are new chemical phenomena unique to liquid–solid interfaces not found in solutions. 

Detailed results are provided for new chemical reactions at liquid–solid interfaces, and gleaned from experiments performed using synthetic organic molecules. The book offers a useful reference guide to elucidating reaction mechanisms for researchers whose work involves chemical phenomena at a liquid–solid interface. 


Liquid-solid Interface Helicene Fibril Film Formation Mechanical Stimuli Chiral Symmetry Breaking

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

About the authors

Dr. Tsukasa Sawato is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tohoku University. He works on helicene project, and he synthesized several helicene oligomers and examined stimulus responses with emphasis on surface interactions in solution. He received his Bachelor, Master and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tohoku University in 2014, 2016 and 2019, respectively. He was awarded a research fellowship for young scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and was supported by JSPS during his doctoral program.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Synthesis of Optically Active Oxymethylenehelicene Oligomers and Self-assembly Phenomena at a Liquid–Solid Interface
  • Authors Tsukasa Sawato
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3191-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3194-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3192-7
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 83
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
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