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Principles of Asymmetric Synthesis by Robert E. Gawley and Jeffrey Aubé (Eds.)

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Principles of Asymmetric Synthesis by Robert E. Gawley and Jeffrey Aubé (Eds.)

The world is chiral. Most of the molecules in it are chiral, and asymmetric synthesis is an important means by which enantiopure chiral molecules may be obtained for study and sale. Using examples from the literature of asymmetric synthesis, this book presents a detailed analysis of the factors that govern stereoselectivity in organic reactions. After an explanation of the basic physical-organic principles governing stereoselective reactions, the authors provide a detailed, annotated glossary of stereochemical terms. A chapter on “Practical Aspects of Asymmetric Synthesis” provides a critical overview of the most common methods for the preparation of enantiomerically pure compounds, techniques for analysis of stereoisomers using chromatographic, spectroscopic, and chiroptical methods.

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