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Chirality: from Molecular to Meso-Macro Length Scales

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Helical Inclusions in Phospholipid Membranes: Lipid Adaptation and Chiral Order
Martina Pannuzzo, Beata Szała, Domenica Raciti, Antonio Raudino, Alberta Ferrarini
J. Phys. Chem. Letters 10, 5629 - 5633 (2019) - DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02252 pdf

Cholesteric and screw-like nematic phases in systems of helical particles
G. Cinacchi, A. Ferrarini, A. Giacometti, H.B. Kolli
J. Chem. Phys. 147, 224903 (2017) - DOI: 10.1063/1.4996610 pdf

Theory and simulation studies of self-assembly of helical particles
G. Cinacchi, A. Ferrarini, E. Frezza, A. Giacometti, H.B. Kolli
in Self-Assembling Systems: Theory and Simulation,
Li-Tang Yan, Ed.
(John Wiley & Sons, 2016) pdf

Chiral self-assembly of helical particles
H.B. Kolli, G. Cinacchi, A. Ferrarini, A. Giacometti
Faraday Discuss. 186, 171 - 186 (2016)
Nanoparticle Assembly: from Fundamentals to Applications
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00132C pdf

Hierarchical Propagation of Chirality through Reversible
Polymerization: The Cholesteric Phase of DNA Oligomers
Cristiano De Michele, Giuliano Zanchetta, Tommaso Bellini,
Elisa Frezza, Alberta Ferrarini
ACS Macro Letters 5, 208 - 212 (2016)
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00579 pdf

Entropy-Driven Chiral Order in a System of Achiral Bent Particles
Cristina Greco and Alberta Ferrarini
Phys. Rev. Letters 115, 147801:1-5 (2015) - DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.147801 pdf

Self-assembly of hard helices: a rich and unconventional polymorphism
Hima Bindu Kolli, Elisa Frezza, Giorgio Cinacchi, Alberta Ferrarini, Achille Giacometti,
Toby Hudson, Cristiano De Michele, Francesco Sciortino
Soft Matter 16, (2014) - DOI: 10.1039/c4sm01305k pdf pdf

* Highlighted as Hot Article in the Soft Matter Blog web

Left or right cholesterics? A matter of helix handedness and curliness
Elisa Frezza, Hima Bindu Kolli, Alberta Ferrarini, Achille Giacometti, Giorgio Cinacchi
Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 16, 16225 - 16232 (2014) - DOI: 10.1039/c4cp01816h pdf pdf

From rods to helices: Evidence of a screw-like nematic phase (Communication)
Hima Bindu Kolli, Elisa Frezza, Giorgio Cinacchi, Alberta Ferrarini, Achille Giacometti, Toby Hudson
J. Chem. Phys. 140, 081101:1-5 (2014) - DOI: 10.1063/1.4865336 pdf pdf

Enantiotopic discrimination and director organization in the twist-bend nematic phase
C. Greco, G.R. Luckhurst, A. Ferrarini
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 14961-14965 (2013) - DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52222A pdf

* On the newly discovered Twist-Bend Nematic phase link

Effective cholesteric liquid crystal inducers based on axially chiral alleno-acetylenes
Sander J. Wezenberg, Fiammetta Ferroni, Silvia Pieraccini, W. Bernd Schweizer,
Alberta Ferrarini, Gian Piero Spada, François Diederich
RSC Adv. 15, 22845-22848(2013) - DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44883E pdf

Electroclinic effect in nematic liquid crystals: the role of molecular and environmental chirality
C. Greco, A. Ferrarini
Phys. Rev. E 87, 060501(R):1-4 (2013) - DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.060501 pdf

The isotropic-to-nematic phase transition in hard helices: theory and simulation
Elisa Frezza, Alberta Ferrarini, Hima Bindu Kolli, Achille Giacometti, Giorgio Cinacchi
J. Chem. Phys. 138, 164906:1-10 (2013) - DOI: 10.1063/1.4802005 pdf pdf

Controlling chirality with helix inversion in cholesteric liquid crystals (Feature Article)
Nathalie Katsonis, Emmanuelle Lacaze, Alberta Ferrarini
J. Mater. Chem.22, 7088 - 7097 (2012) - DOI:10.1039/C2JM15962G pdf
* Selected as HOT FEATURE ARTICLE link

The stereochemistry of helical perylenquinones as revealed by chirality induction in liquid crystals:
an experimental and computational approach
E. Frezza, S. Pieraccini, S. Mazzini, A.Ferrarini, G. P. Spada
Beilst. J. Org. Chem. 8, 155 - 163 (2012) pdf

Right- and left-handed liquid crystalline assemblies of oligonucleotides:
phase chirality as a reporter of changes in non-chiral interactions?
Elisa Frezza, Fabio Tombolato, Alberta Ferrarini
Soft Matter 7, 9291 - 9296 (2011)

Central-to-axial chirality transfer revealed by liquid crystals: a combined experimental and computational approach
to the determination of absolute configuration of carboxylic acids with an alpha chirality centre
A. Ferrarini, F. Ferroni, S. Pieraccini, C. Rosini, S. Superchi, G.P. Spada
Chirality 23, 736 - 743 (2011) pdf

Chirality transfer across length-scales in nematic liquid crystals: fundamentals and applications (Tutorial Review)
S. Pieraccini, S. Masiero, A. Ferrarini, G.P. Spada
Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 258 - 271 (2011) pdf

Chiral amplification in a cyanobiphenyl nematic liquid crystal doped with helicene-like derivatives
A. Ferrarini, S. Pieraccini, S. Masiero, G.P. Spada
Beilst. J. Org. Chem. 5, 50 (2009) pdf

N-Arylated 3,5-dihydro-4H-dinaphtho[2,1-c:1',2'-e]azepines: axially chiral donors
with high helical twisting power for non-planar push-pull chromophores
B.B. Frank, B. Camafort Blanco, S. Jakob, F. Ferroni, S. Pieraccini, A. Ferrarini,
C. Boudon, J.-P. Gisselbrecht, P. Seiler, G. P. Spada, F. Diederich
Chem. Eur. J. 15, 9005 - 90016 (2009) pdf

Photoinduced Reorganization of Motor-Doped Chiral Liquid Crystals: Bridging Molecular Isomerization and Texture Rotation
A. Bosco, M.G.M. Jongejan, R. Eelkema, N. Katsonis, E. Lacaze, A. Ferrarini, B.L. Feringa
J. Am. Chem Soc. 130, 14615-14624 (2008) pdf

Chiral doping of nematic phases and its application to the determination of absolute configuration (Review)
Silvia Pieraccini, Alberta Ferrarini and Gian Piero Spada
Chirality 20, 749-759 (2008) pdf

Chiral Nematic Phase of Suspensions of Rodlike Viruses: Left-Handed Phase Helicity from a Right-Handed Molecular Helix
Fabio Tombolato, Alberta Ferrarini and Eric Grelet
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 258302;1-4 (2006) pdf
* Selected by Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, vol. 11 (2006)

Homochiral Helices of Oligonaphthalenes Inducing Opposite-Handed Cholesteric Phases
Silvia Pieraccini, Alberta Ferrarini, Kaoro Fuji, Giovanni Gottarelli, Stefano Lena, Kazunori Tsubaki and Gian Piero Spada
Chem. Eur. J. 12, 1121-1126 (2006) pdf

A Study of the Stereochemistry of 2-Aryl-4,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolanes by Cholesteric Induction in Nematic Phases and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
Silvia Pieraccini, Alberta Ferrarini, Giovanni Gottarelli, Stefano Lena, Stefano Masiero and Gian Piero Spada
J. Org. Chem. 70, 8009-8016 (2005) pdf

Solute-Solvent Interactions and Chiral Induction in Liquid Crystals
Giorgio Celebre, Giuseppina De Luca, Michela Maiorino, Francesca Iemma, Alberta Ferrarini, Silvia Pieraccini and Gian Piero Spada
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 11736-11744 (2005) pdf

From the double-stranded helix to the chiral nematic phase of B-DNA: a molecular model
F. Tombolato and A. Ferrarini
J. Chem. Phys. 122, 054908 (2005) pdf

A correlation between the absolute configuration of alkyl aryl sulfoxides and their helical twisting power in nematic liquid crystal
S. Pieraccini, M.I. Donnoli, A. Ferrarini, G. Gottarelli, G. Licini, C. Rosini, S. Superchi and G. P. Spada
J. Org. Chem. 68, 519 (2003) pdf

Correlation between molecular structure and helicity of induced chiral nematics in terms of short-rangeand electrostatic induction interactions. The case of chiral biphenyls.
A.di Matteo, S.M. Todd, G. Gottarelli, G. Solladié, V.E. Williams, R.P. Lemieux, A. Ferrarini and G.P. Spada
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 7842 (2001) pdf

Molecular modelling of chiral nematics
S.M. Todd, A. Ferrarini and G.J. Moro
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 3, 5535 (2001) pdf

Determination of absolute configuration of helicenes and related biaryls from calculation of helical twisting powers by the surface chirality model
A. Ferrarini, G. Gottarelli, P.L. Nordio and G.P. Spada
J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, 411 (1999) pdf

Prediction of pitch in twisted nematics: puzzling cases
N. Dal Mas, A. Ferrarini, P.L. Nordio, P. Styring and S.M. Todd
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 328, 391 (1999)

On the assessment of molecular chirality
A. Ferrarini and P.L. Nordio
J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, 455 (1998) pdf

Twisting power of bridged binaphthol derivatives: comparison of theory and experiment
A. Ferrarini, P.L. Nordio, P.V. Shibaev and V.P. Shibaev
Liq. Crystals, 24, 219 (1998) pdf

Simple molecular model for induced cholesteric phases
A. Ferrarini, G.J. Moro, and P.L. Nordio
Phys. Rev. E 53, 681 (1996) pdf

Shape model for ordering properties of molecular dopants inducing chiral mesophases
A. Ferrarini, G.J. Moro, and P.L. Nordio
Molec. Phys. 87, 485 (1996) pdf

A shape model for the twisting power of chiral solutes in nematics
A. Ferrarini, G.J. Moro, and P.L. Nordio
Liq. Cristals 19, 397 (1995)

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