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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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.
Knowles discovered asymmetric catalysts that made it possible to produce levodopa by direct chemical synthesis.
Also, the results of preliminary experiments on Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of ketones using synthesized compounds as chiral ligands in the asymmetric catalysts are presented.
10 Immobilization of Multicomponent Asymmetric Catalysts (MACs) Hiroaki Sasai and Shinobu Takizawa
My research group works on the transformation of biopolymers for their use as homogeneous asymmetric catalysts in aqueous media.