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Relating to or exhibiting chirality.


(ˈkaɪ rəl)

not able to be superimposed on its mirror image: chiral molecules.
[1894; chir- < Greek cheír hand + -al1; coined by Lord Kelvin]
chi•ral′i•ty, n.
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Objective: Chiral surfaces have received considerable attention in the recent past since they play an important role as substrates for chiral separations and enantioselective heterogeneous catalysis.
For the first time, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have shown that rotating cells in chiral cellular solids, a foam-like substance, could lead to the creation of a new smart material.
For the first time, researchers have detected a chiral molecule, propylene oxide, in interstellar space.
s Chiral Technologies enantioselective chromatography enantioselective chromatography subsidiary has acquired the assets of US-based life science company Diffinity Genomics, the company said.
Biopolymers responsible for vital activity, such as DNA, proteins and polysaccharides, consist of small chiral molecules, sugars and amino acids, and take the left- or right-handed helical structure originating from homochirality of the small molecules.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers presented a novel method to measure and determine the medical formulations and purity of chiral materials in them.
They address various aspects of chiral and singular nanoplasmonics, including the electromagnetic analysis and design of new plasmonic nanostructures and materials, the discovery of novel physical effects, the development of nanofabrication and characterization techniques, and the expansion of plasmonics into new applications.
Summary: High polarization power may be achieved by designing dopants with chiral cores having polar functional groups that are conformationally more restricted when confined to the zigzag binding site of the (smectic) SmC host.
This two-volume set details the main preparative stereoselective methods for the synthesis of chiral drugs and natural products, as well as the application of modern analytical methods and separation techniques for analysis, isolation, and chiral separation, with emphasis on recent advances.
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