Formation of racemic crystals of transition metal complexes by grinding 1: 1 Mixtures of enantiomeric crystals

Asao Nakamura, Tomohiro Sato, Reiko Kuroda

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Grinding a 1:1 enantiomeric mixture of chiral transition metal complex crystals and subsequent annealing afforded crystals of a racemic compound by diffusion and rearrangement of component molecules, without melting and without racemization of each enantiomeric species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2858-2859
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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