Chapter 2. Chirality and Enantiomers

  1. Hani Amouri Ph.D. post-doctoral fellow Research Director and
  2. Michel Gruselle Ph.D. Research Director

Published Online: 15 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721599.ch2

Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry: Molecules, Supramolecular Assemblies and Materials

Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry: Molecules, Supramolecular Assemblies and Materials

How to Cite

Amouri, H. and Gruselle, M. (2008) Chirality and Enantiomers, in Chirality in Transition Metal Chemistry: Molecules, Supramolecular Assemblies and Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721599.ch2

Author Information

  1. Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire (IPCM), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris-6, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2008

Book Series:

  1. Inorganic Chemistry

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470060537

Online ISBN: 9780470721599

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Keywords:

  • organometallic and coordination chemistry chirality;
  • chirality and enantiomers;
  • dextrogyre or levogyre compound;
  • chirality definition;
  • elements of chirality;
  • homochiral and heterochiral collection;
  • enantiomeric and diastereomeric excesses;
  • absolute configuration and universal descriptors;
  • conformational chirality and hindered rotation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chirality

  • Enantiomers and Racemic Compounds

  • Absolute Configurations and System Descriptors

  • Physical Properties of Enantiomers and Racemics

  • Principles of Resolution and Preparation of Enantiomers

  • Summary

  • References