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1. Introduction: A Survey of How and Why to Separate Enantiomers

  1. Matthew Todd
  1. Matthew Todd

Published Online: 2 MAY 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9783527650880.ch1

Separation Of Enantiomers : Synthetic Methods

Separation Of Enantiomers : Synthetic Methods

How to Cite

Todd, M. (2014) Introduction: A Survey of How and Why to Separate Enantiomers, in Separation Of Enantiomers : Synthetic Methods (ed M. Todd), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527650880.ch1

Editor Information

  1. The University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Author Information

  1. The University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAY 2014
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330454

Online ISBN: 9783527650880

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Keywords:

  • Separation of Enantiomers;
  • Resolution;
  • Kinetic Resolution;
  • Dynamic Kinetic Resolution

Summary

This book is about the separation of enantiomers by synthetic methods, which is to say methods involving some chemical transformation as part of the separation process. We do not, in this book, cover chromatographic methods for the separation of enantiomers, nor do we focus on methods based on crystallizations as these have been amply reviewed elsewhere. We are concerned mainly therefore with resolutions that involve a synthetic component, so mostly with the various flavors of kinetic resolutions through to more modern methods such as divergent reactions of racemic mixtures. This introduction briefly clarifies the scope of the book.