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Chapter 1

Introduction

In 1848, Louis Pasteur, one of the pioneering stereochemists, recognized the omnipresence and significance of chirality, which prompted his famous statement that the universe is chiral (l'univers est dissymmétrique).1 Today, we know that chirality can indeed be encountered at all levels in nature – ...
Print publication date: 14 Dec 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-246-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-809-1