Targeting the Remote Control of Axial Chirality in N-(2-tert-butylphenyl)Succinimides via a Desymmetrization Strategy

  • Nicola Di Iorio
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There are molecules possessing stereogenic elements that are not chiral. These compounds are termed “meso” and do not manifest chirality because they possess a symmetry element of the second order (i.e. a symmetry plane)2 that makes their mirror images superimposable (Fig. 3.1).
Fig. 3.1

Meso form of tartaric acid


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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