Alex Dean

Chiral synthesis in modern chemistry

Discussion created by Alex Dean on Jun 6, 2018

Chiral synthesis (enantioselective synthesis, also called asymmetric synthesis) is the synthesis of a compound by a method that favors the formation of a specific enantiomer or diastereomer. It is a key process in modern chemistry and is particularly important in the field of medicinal chemistry, as the different enantiomers or diastereomers of a molecule often have different biological activity.