Advances In Asymmetric Autocatalysis And Related Topics by Gyula PalyiAdvances In Asymmetric Autocatalysis And Related Topics by Gyula Palyi

Advances In Asymmetric Autocatalysis And Related Topics

byGyula PalyiEditorRobert Kurdi, Claudia Zucchi

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Advances in Asymmetric Autocatalysis and Related Topicsprovides various viewpoints on the important developments in asymmetric autocatalysis that have occurred in the past few years, also including brand new information in the field.

Asymmetric autocatalysis is a chemical reaction which leads from achiral starting materials to chiral products, and in which the product accelerates its own formation reaction (conventional catalysis) and promotes the prevalence of its own chiral configuration (asymmetric induction). The combination of these two effects in the same reaction was unprecedented before 1995 when it was first described by Kenso SOAI at the Tokyo University of Science.

Since then, several new combinations of this effect have been found, most intriguingly the possibility of absolute asymmetric synthesis, which is the spontaneous formation of the excess of one of the enantiomers of the product, a dream of organic chemists for more than a century.

The book contains expert-contributed chapters that describe the most exciting recent developments in the field of the Soai reaction and in related topics, ranging from mechanistic studies and theoretical research, to very practical problems in chiral syntheses and products.



  • Features contributions from global experts, including several chapters from Kenso Soai and expert colleagues
  • Focuses on recent developments in the field of asymmetric autocatalysis and newly reported findings
  • Explores the Soai reaction, new developments, and the light it sheds on homochirality in certain biomolecules
Dr. Pályi is a Professor (Retired) of Chemistry of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and member of the (Italian) National Academy of Science as well as other Academies. He has authored and edited 5 books on chemistry, patents, and 250 publications cited more than 2000 times by other authors. He has been the chi...
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Title:Advances In Asymmetric Autocatalysis And Related TopicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128128240

ISBN - 13:9780128128244

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Table of Contents

1. Asymmetric Autocatalysis And The Origins Of Homochirality Of Organic Compounds. An Overview
2. Soai Autocatalyst As Conveyor Of Chirality Coupling Autocatalysis With Asymmetric Induction
3. Graph Theoretical And Statistical Analysis Of The Impact Of Soai Reaction On Natural Sciences
4. Kinetic And Structural Aspects Of Mirror-Image Symmetry Breaking In The Soai Reaction
5. Macromolecular Versus Micromolecular World
6. The Importance Of The Idea Of Parachirality In Life Science
7. Graph Theoretical Tools In Two- And Three-Dimensional Chirality Problems
8. Synthesis Of Pyrimidine-Terminated Chiral Large Molecular Architectures With Functions Of Self-Replication And Self-Improvement By Asymmetric Autocatalysis
9. Model Equivalency In Interpreting The Stochastic Enantiomer Distribution In The Soai Reaction
10. On The Relative Measures Of The Degrees Of Chirality And General Asymmetry
11. Asymmetric Reduction Of Ketones To Chiral Platform Molecules
12. Searching For Spontaneous Mirror-Symmetry Breaking In Organoautocatalytic Reactions
13. Isotope Chirality In The Reagents And Intermediates Of The Soai Reaction
14. Chiral Polythiophenes
15. Abiotic Emergence Of Biological Homochirality
16. Catalytic Applications Of Supported Ionic Liquid Phases
17. Asymmetric Autocatalysis Initiated By Crystal Chirality Of Achiral Compounds
18. Structural Study Of Asymmetric Autocatalysis By X-Ray Crystallography
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