Vital role of entropy in photochirogenesis

Yoshihisa Inoue, Norimitsu Sugahara, Takehiko Wada

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The effects of temperature, pressure, solvent, and substrate concentration upon several enantio- and diastereodifferentiating photochemical reactions have been investigated and discussed in detail. These entropy-related external factors, which manipulate the weak electronic and steric interactions in the excited state, dynamically control the stereochemical outcome of asymmetric photochemical reactions, and even switch the product chirality. A global view on the "entropy chemistry" and its potential applications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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