Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Creating new right-handed and left-handed molecules 

The actual image of some organic molecules cannot be superimposed on their mirrored image like right and left hands. It is known that right- and left-handed molecules differ in their effectiveness when they are used in drugs. Our laboratory is creating novel right- and left-handed molecules for selectively synthesizing right-handed and left-handed drugs.

Affiliation Applied Chemistry
Faculty Name KITAGAWA, Osamu
Academic Society The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Keyword Organic synthesis, Drug discovery, Asymmetric chemistry, Medicine, Chemistry

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The method used to selectively synthesize right-handed or left-handed molecules is called asymmetric synthesis. Our laboratory is conducting research to foster asymmetric synthesis specialists who can play an active role in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

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