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Having a like arrangement of substituents at a corresponding chiral center. For example, all naturally occurring alpha amino acids are homochiral with respect to their alpha carbon.

ho′mo·chi·ral′i·ty n.
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Thereby, The fabrication of homochiral surfaces is of particular interest.
A homochiral metal-organic porous materials for enantioselective separation and catalysis.
2013): Enantiomerspecific oriented attachment: formation of macroscopic homochiral crystal aggregates from a racemic system.
Kim, A Homochiral Metal- Organic Porous Material for Enantioselective Separation and Catalysis, Nature, 404, 982 (2000).
For example, the use of 2D descriptors alone in predictive in silico QSAR models may lack the required specificity to account for protein-ligand interactions observed in homochiral protein environments (Chang et al.
2010) A one dimensional homochiral Mo(IV)-Cu(II) coordination polymer: spontaneous resolution and photoresponsive properties.
Molecular modeling of non-covalent binding of homochiral (3S,3'S)-astaxanthin to matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13).
Some areas investigated include homochiral porous metal-organic frameworks, transition metal complexes in delignification catalysis, metallosupramolecular complexes derived from functionalized pyridyl ligands, and coordination diversity of N-phosphorylated amides and ureas towards VIIIB group cations.
There is a selective pressure to have a system that is basically homochiral," he says.
The homochiral products of such couplings--1,2-diols, 1,2-diamines, and 1,2-diaminoalcohols--are of particular interest.