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Chemical Physics Letters
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A unique feature of chiral transition of a difluorobenzo[c]phenanthrene molecule confined in a boron-nitride nanotube based on molecular dynamics simulations

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Reliable structural information of extremal points in a reaction is important but difficult to achieve in molecular chiral transitions under confinement due to the complex molecular interactions. In this Letter, based on statistical results of a number of classical molecular dynamics simulations, we found that a complete chiral transition process of a difluorobenzo[c] phenanthrene molecule (C18H12F2, called D molecule) within a single-walled boron-nitride nanotube involves at least five extremal point structures, showing a unique feature of chiral transition in the confined environment and suggesting an alternative to conventional first-principles calculations to determine the complex potential energy surface of intermolecular interactions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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20 Jan 2014

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Chemical Physics Letters

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