chiral molecules

chiral molecules

[′kī·rəl ′mäl·ə‚kyülz]
(chemistry)
Molecules which are not superposable with their mirror images.
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One current challenge is to develop a new kind of chemistry that yields a screening collection comprising optimal chiral molecules that increase the probability of success in identifying drug-candidate structures.
TecMed's IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules, compared to other technologies currently commercially available.
Bioreductions are the main topic because of their widespread application in organic synthesis and their versatility in creating stereogenic centers in chiral molecules.
The scientists knew that left- and right-handed chiral molecules would interact differently with "circularly polarized" light-where the direction of the electrical field rotates around the axis of the beam.
Barry Sharpless for their discoveries of how certain chiral molecules are used to speed up and control important chemical and biological reactions.
But, when organisms reproduce, their offspring possess chiral molecules that have the same handedness as those in their parents' bodies.
of Chicago) presents seven papers on: the influence of the geometric phase on reaction dynamics, optimal control theory for manipulating molecular processes, comprehension and control of nonadiabatic chemical dynamics and manifestation of molecular functions, exploration of multiple reaction paths to a single product channel, photoelectron circular dichroism in chiral molecules, spectroscopy of the potential energy surfaces for C-H and C-O bond activation by transition metal and metal oxide cation, and stabilization of different conformers of weakly bound complexes to access varying excited-state intermolecular dynamics.
Furthermore, chemists often want to synthesize one of two possible mirror-image forms, or chiral molecules.
Since then, the market for instruments for the analysis and separation of chiral molecules has grown considerably.
A fundamental question Urquhart is pursuing has to do with chiral molecules.
Of fundamental importance is the ability to determine the three-dimensional structure of chiral molecules, and an often-used technique for structural characterization has been to investigate the optical activ-ity of chiral molecules.
Arnett in pioneering experiments concerning monolayer films of chiral molecules at the air-water interface (Topics in Stereochemistry 13:195-262, 1982), simultaneously writing his doctoral dissertation titled "The Absolute Configuration and Maximum Specifi c Rotation of 1,6-Methano[10]annulene-2-carboxylic Acid.