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Toste group reports breakthrough in producing chiral compounds

Professor Dean Toste

Professor Dean Toste

August 06, 2007

Chemistry professor Dean Toste has achieved a breakthrough in the design of catalysts that selectively produce chiral compounds. Toste and co-workers report in Science magazine that the catalyst molecule doesn't need to do all the chiral work itself. Using chiral anions to influence chirality in metal-catalyzed reactions has been reported before, but this is the first time anyone has achieved such high enantioselectivities with this strategy, says Toste.

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