homochiral


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homochiral

[‚hō·mə′kī·rəl]
(organic chemistry)
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Then how did our world end up with homochiral biochemistry?
NATURE'S DEXTERITY However homochirality arises, a tiny seed of chiral asymmetry in the first molecules of life represents only a fraction of what it would take to bring about fully homochiral biochemistry, in which molecules of one handedness dominate the scene, while the other handedness has all but disappeared.
Marlborough, MA), the homochiral version of racemic albuterol; broncodilation could be achieved with levalbuterol at one-fourth the dose of racemic albuterol (and with fewer side effects) (Handley et al.
Following derivatization of MDMA and MDA using (R)-MTP chloride as a homochiral derivatizing agent (HCDA), the diastereomeric amides formed were resolved using the chromatographic conditions used for the analysis of both plasma and urine samples (Figs.
It was clear from many presentations that chiral asymmetric synthetic methods have reached a high level in the past several years and many approaches have now been optimized to make the construction of essentially homochiral synthons from achiral starting materials a practical reality for the modern synthetic chemist.
The published study further confirms these findings by demonstrating that the pro-oxidant activity of Vioxx can be blocked by the potent antioxidant astaxanthin in homochiral form (all-trans 3S,3'S), on which CardaxTM is based.