| || Chiral Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Author : Bag, Dibyendu S.;Shami, T.C.;Rao, K.U. Bhasker
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:58(5) ; 2008 ; pp 626-635
Keywords : Chiral nanotechnology;Nano-chiral technology;Molecular devices;Chiral supramolecules;Chiral nanotubes;Chiral sensors
Abstract : The paper reviews nanoscale science and technology of chiral molecules/macromolecules-under two subtopics-chiral nanotechnology and nano-chiral technology. Chiral nanotechnology discusses the nanotechnology, where molecular chirality plays a role in the properties of materials, including molecular switches, molecular motors, and other molecular devices; chiral supramolecules and self-assembled nanotubes and their functions are also highlighted. Nano-chiral technology describes the nanoscale approaches to chiral technology such as asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, chiral separation and detection, and enantiomeric analysis. Chiral sensors have also been included. The state-of-the-art chiral research at DMSRDE,Kanpur is also presented.