Chiral silicon molecules

Kazunobu Igawa, Katsuhiko Tomooka

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Chiral molecules having a chiral silicon center (termed "chiral silicon molecules" in this chapter) are nonexistent in nature and have quite a different chiral functionality from chiral carbon molecules owing to their different structural and electronic properties. Therefore, special approaches are required for the preparation of enantioenriched chiral silicon molecules, and new silicon-based chiral technology is expected. In this chapter, the preparation, transformation, and application of enantioenriched chiral silicon molecules are reviewed with a focus on recent advances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganosilicon Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Approaches and Reactions
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9783527814756
ISBN (Print)9783527344536
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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