(195f) Self-Assembly of Chiral Nanostructures of Molybdenum Oxide

Fan, J. - Presenter, Shanghai University of Electric Power
Kotov, N., University of Michigan
Zhao, Y., University of Michigan
Chiral semiconductor nanomaterials with high circular dichroism gained considerable attention in optical properties, bioapplications and enantioselective catalysis. However, the fabrication of chiral semiconductor nanomaterials has always been a challenge. In this work, a facile chemical method to chiral molybdenum oxide nanostructures is reported. The chiral molybdenum oxide exhibited a prominent optical response to circularly polarized light at the absorption bands characteristic of molybdenum oxide. We also found that chiral molybdenum oxide nanostructures facilitate formation of peptide bonds.