Possible Case of Halogen Bond-Driven Self-Disproportionation of Enantiomers (SDE) via Achiral Chromatography

Shumpei Terada, Motohiro Hirai, Ayaka Honzawa, Osamu Kitagawa, Angelika Kamizela, Alicja Wzorek, Vadim A. Soloshonok

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The major breakthrough reported in this work is the discovery of likely halogen bond-driven self-disproportionation of enantiomers (SDE). Taking into account that the halogen-bonding interactions can be rationally designed and can match, or even exceed, the strength of the more familiar hydrogen bond, this discovery clearly opens an unexpected new direction of research in the areas of molecular chirality and the SDE phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14631-14638
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number58
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 17



  • axially chiral compounds
  • enantiomeric purifications
  • halogen bonding
  • molecular chirality
  • self-disproportionation of enantiomers (SDE)

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  • Chemistry(all)

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