homochiral


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ho·mo·chi·ral

 (hō′mə-kī′rəl)
adj.
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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Polyoxometalate-based homochiral metal-organic frameworks for tandem asymmetric transformation of cyclic carbonates from olefins.
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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.
Another example is the homochiral [Mo.sup.IV][Cu.sup.II] 1-D compound, [[Cu.sup.II](tren)][[Cu.sup.II](33)][[Mo.sup.IV][(CN).sub.8]]x4[H.sub.2]O (tren = tris(2-aminoethyl)amine; 33 = bis(3-aminopropyl)amine).
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.