publication . Preprint . Article . 2004

Geometrical approach to central molecular chirality: a chirality selection rule.

Salvatore Capozziello; Alessandra Lattanzi;
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  • Published: 07 Nov 2004
Abstract
Chirality is of primary importance in many areas of chemistry and has been extensively investigated since its discovery. We introduce here the description of central chirality for tetrahedral molecules using a geometrical approach based on complex numbers. According to this representation, for a molecule having n chiral centres, it is possible to define an index of chirality. Consequently a chirality selection rule has been derived which allows the characterization of a molecule as achiral, enantiomer or diastereoisomer.
Subjects
arXiv: High Energy Physics::LatticeHigh Energy Physics::PhenomenologyPhysics::Chemical Physics
free text keywords: Physics - Chemical Physics, High Energy Physics - Theory, Chemistry, Diastereomer, Chirality (chemistry), Molecule, Tetrahedral molecular geometry, Computational chemistry, Planar chirality, Enantiomer, Stereochemistry
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publication . Preprint . Article . 2004

Geometrical approach to central molecular chirality: a chirality selection rule.

Salvatore Capozziello; Alessandra Lattanzi;