Saturday, March 15, 2008

the importance of being chiral

chiral catalysis is a topic I like to come back to from time to time, and just now my excuse for rambling on about enantiomers is a book review:

Gross M:
Chemistry & Industry No 5 (10.3.),
Not a mirror image (review of "Asymmetric synthesis: the essentials" by M. Christmann, S. Bräse, eds.)

This is a rather dense and difficult monograph though. I'm sure there must be several pop science books on the importance of being chiral, but right now I can't remember any. (except for one written in German, by Henri Brunner, who used to be my inorganic chemistry prof, way back when).

hm. maybe I should put that on my shortlist of potential book projects.

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