Theoretica Chimica Acta

, Volume 95, Issue 3–4, pp 63–65 | Cite as

On chiral pathways inE n : A dimensional analysis

  • Noham Weinberg
  • Kurt Mislow


A dimensional analysis shows that all chiral labeled and unlabeled simplexes inE 2 and all maximally labeled simplexes in higher dimensions, are unique in that they can be partitioned into disjoint heterochiral sets. Such partition is impossible for all other labeled and unlabeledm-point sets (mn + 2) inE n , since they and their enantiomorphs are chirally connected.

Key words

Chirality Chiral pathways Homochirality 


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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noham Weinberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kurt Mislow
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity College of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsford, BCCanada
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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