How different are diastereomorphous orientations of enantiomers in the liquid crystalline phases of PBLG and PBDG: a case study.
ABSTRACT The orientational properties of the two enantiomers of an example compound, namely isopinocampheol [(+)- and (-)-IPC] in the two enantiomers of a liquid crystalline phase, namely Poly-gamma-benzyl-L/D-glutamate (PBLG/PBDG) with the organic cosolvent CDCl(3), were investigated. The interactions can be either enantiomorphous, leading to equal orientations and residual dipolar couplings (RDCs), or diastereomorphous, leading to different orientations and RDCs. The difference between the two diastereomorphous orientations was determined to be rather small (5 degrees in the Euler angle beta). Furthermore, we investigated whether one of the two diastereomorphous interactions is favored.