Mirror-Image Asymmetry: An Introduction to the Origin and Consequences of Chirality

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Written at an introductory level, Mirror-image Symmetry provides an overview of the importance and consequences of asymmetry from the atomic and molecular world of physics and chemistry to the organisms and structures that we see in our macroscopic world. Rich with up-to-date examples and theories, the text's numerous drawings of chiral molecules help lend insight as to why nature may have "selected" on isomer over another and will inspire scientists in chemistry, biology, physics, and drug discovery in their syntheses of new compounds.

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"Riehl should be commended for presenting an understable introduction to chirality to such a wide audience." (Choice, October 2010).

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An overview of the importance and consequences of asymmetry from molecules to the macroscopic world

As scientists have become more capable of probing the structure of three–dimensional objects at the molecular level, the need to understand the concept and the consequences of mirror–image asymmetry chirality has increased enormously. Written at an introductory level, Mirror–Image Asymmetry provides an overview of the importance and effects of asymmetry from the atomic and molecular world of physics and chemistry to the organisms and structures that we see and use in our everyday life. The reader will develop a broad appreciation of three–dimensional asymmetry from the microscopic molecular world to the macroscopic world of handedness, automobile driving, windmills, sports, and similar phenomena. The book features:

  • An introduction to basic definitions and the nomenclature of asymmetric and dissymmetric molecules

  • Up–to–date examples of the importance and consequences of asymmetry in modern drug applications, current theories of the origin of asymmetry in nature, and examples of molecular asymmetry in smell, taste, and insect communication

  • Many illustrations, chemical structures, and photographs that enable the reader to connect the actual asymmetrical structures to the different phenomena that depend on structural asymmetry

In the 150 years since Louis Pasteur discovered asymmetry in molecular structures, scientists have made great progress in understanding how interactions between chiral molecules influence biochemical processes. This knowledge is leading to very sophisticated asymmetric synthetic techniques that have greatly benefitted many research groups especially those in the pharmaceutical industry. This guide to the role of molecular and macroscopic chirality will inspire students and scientists in chemistry, biology, physics, and drug discovery.

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