Enantioselective incorporation of dicarboxylate guests by octacalcium phosphate

Taishi Yokoi*, Shingo Machida, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Masami Hashimoto, Satoshi Kitaoka

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Enantioselectivity by octacalcium phosphate (OCP) is revealed through the incorporation of (S)-(-)-methylsuccinic acid (MeSuc) into its crystal lattice, with hardly any (R)-(+)-MeSuc incorporated. This phenomenon clearly indicates that OCP recognizes the steric structures of guest molecules, extending chiral recognition in inorganic materials to three-dimensional crystal growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6524-6527
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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