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November 15, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 20)

Chiral Chemistry Aids Drug Development

Fewer Side Effects Are One Benefit of Enhancements of this Technology

  • Chiral technology has advanced from the days of Pasteur's separations of single enantiomers by tweezers to automated systems and chiral catalysts, with the result that most drugs today are synthesized from single isomers. Consequently, dangerous or inactive mirror images of certain molecules can be identified so early in the ...

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