Asymmetric catalysis in organic synthesis

Frady G. Adly, Ashraf Ghanem

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Biological systems, in most cases, recognize a pair of enantiomers as different substances eliciting different responses. Therefore, one enantiomer may act as a very effective therapeutic agent whereas the other enantiomer, at worst, interacts with a totally different target resulting in undesired side effects. Thalidomide offers a tragic example that led to the death of approximately 2000 children and serious malformation of arms and legs in 10,000 babies born around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Article number775
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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