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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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27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global chiral separation chromatography columns market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.
4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiral Technologies, part of DAICEL CORPORATION, the global market leader in enantioselective chromatography, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Diffinity Genomics of West Henrietta, N.
Objective: "The goal of this proposal is to develop a new strategy for asymmetric C(sp3)-H activation using a chiral base instead of chiral ligand, and will focus on oxidative addition-induced and decarboxylation-induced reactions.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers presented a novel method to measure and determine the medical formulations and purity of chiral materials in them.
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.
Among the topics are valence photoelectronic circular dichroism of gas phase enantiomers, the infrared and Raman detection of transient chirality recognition in the gas phase with ethanol as a case study, enantioselectivity in gas-phase ion-molecule reactions, equilibrium methods, deoxy oligonucliotides as chiral references for discriminating enantiomeric amino acids under mass spectrometry, solution-phase versus gas-phase chiral recognition by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry with a case study of two chiral selector classes.
Therefore, the phosphorus atom can act as a chiral center unlike a nitrogen atom.
Molecular recognition--and especially chiral recognition--is a central concept in molecular biology and many fields of organic chemistry, and is frequently thought to be dominated by steric hindrance (perhaps taking Fischer's metaphor a little too literally).
Titled "Convenient stable non-hygroscopic crystalline solid forms of racemic and chiral LA-plus salts," this patent protects the preparation of water-soluble salts of lipoic acid, including salts of the active chiral form R(+)-lipoic acid.
Louis, MO 10/9/06 -- Sigma-Aldrich has purchased Advanced Separation Technologies (Astec), a maker of columns and media for chiral chromatography.
Furthermore, chemists often want to synthesize one of two possible mirror-image forms, or chiral molecules.