Stereochemical language in supramolecular polymer chemistry: How we can do better

Anja R.A. Palmans (Corresponding author), E. W. Meijer, Scott E. Denmark

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Stereochemical nomenclature remains a point of attention; especially now different fields in chemistry become more and more entwined. The ubiquitously used terminology “amplification of chirality” is fundamentally incorrect, as chirality cannot be amplified. Instead, we now recommend “amplification of asymmetry” as an alternative in the field of (supramolecular) polymer chemistry. Amplification of asymmetry refers to the increase of the magnitude of the asymmetry in the enantiomeric composition either at the molecular or the supramolecular level, and covers observations of nonproportional increase in optical activity in helical (supramolecular) polymers and in high enantiomeric excesses found when nonlinear effects are operative in asymmetric catalysis.

Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftJournal of Polymer Science
StatusGeaccepteerd/In druk - 4 jan 2021

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