asymmetric synthesis

noun

Definition of asymmetric synthesis

chemistry
: a process that directly produces an optically active compound (such as one containing an asymmetric carbon atom) from symmetrically constituted molecules without requiring resolution of a racemic mixture

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“Asymmetric synthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asymmetric%20synthesis. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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