asymmetric synthesis

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asymmetric synthesis

[¦ā·sə¦me·trik ′sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
Chemical synthesis of a pure enantiomer, or of an enantiomorphic mixture in which one enantiomer predominates, without the use of resolution.
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Davis, "Design and synthesis of a heterogeneous asymmetric catalyst," Nature, vol.
reported the chiral ionic liquid with pyrrolidine-imidazolium combined cation [16] and the application as an asymmetric catalyst for the asymmetric Michael reaction.
Therefore, air and space contributions provide an asymmetric catalyst for economic, thus human, advancement.
"No one has reached that level of selectivity before with a heterogeneous asymmetric catalyst."
Despite the huge number of chiral homogeneous metal complexes that catalyze asymmetric processes with high enantioselectivities, the corresponding heterogeneous asymmetric catalysts are few and far between.
Also, the results of preliminary experiments on Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of ketones using synthesized compounds as chiral ligands in the asymmetric catalysts are presented.