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  1. Hennig, A.; Bhosale, S.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “CD Methods Development at the Bio-Nano Interface” Chimia 2008, 62, 493-496

We describe recent applications of circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy to develop simple methods for the study of supramolecular functional materials. Examples include the development of a CD method to identify supramolecules in action (and to determine Hill coefficients for exergonic self-assembly), or CD methods to measure osmotic pressure and the activity of ion channels and pores. For the latter two applications, G-quartets are introduced as versatile functional CD probes in chirogenic vesicles.

DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2008.493 

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