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ERIC Number: EJ925948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Simple Method to Determine the "R" or "S" Configuration of Molecules with an Axis of Chirality
Wang, Cunde; Wu, Weiming
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n3 p299-301 Mar 2011
A simple method for the "R" or "S" designation of molecules with an axis of chirality is described. The method involves projection of the substituents along the chiral axis, utilizes the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog sequence rules in assigning priority to the substituents, is easy to use, and has broad applicability. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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