我室郑南峰教授在 ACIE 上发表论文：Tertiary Chiral Nanostructures from C-H∙∙∙F Directed Assembly of Chiroptical Superatoms
摘要：Chiral hierarchical structures are universal in nature, whereas quite challenging to mimic in man-made synthesis. We report herein the synthesis and structure of tertiary chiral nanostructures with 100% optical purity. A novel synthetic strategy, using chiral reducing agent, R and S -BINAPCuBH 4 (BINAP is 2,2'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1'-binaphthyl), is developed to access to atomically precise, intrinsically chiral [Au 7 Ag 6 Cu 2 ( R - or S -BINAP) 3 (SCH 2 Ph) 6 ]SbF 6 nanoclusters in one-pot synthesis. The clusters represent the first tri-metallic superatoms with inherent chirality and fair stability. Both metal distribution (primary) and ligand arrangement (secondary) of the enantiomers exhibited perfect mirror images, and unprecedentedly, the self-assembly driven by the C-H∙∙∙F interaction between the phenyl groups of the superatom moieties and SbF 6 - anions induced the formation of bio-mimic left- and right- handed helices, achieving the tertiary chiral nanostructures. Density functional theory calculations revealed the connections between the molecular details and chiral optical activity.