Asymetric chemistry : a wonderful video

Since catalyst asymetry has been dicovered, lot of chemists try to find new molecules enantiopure. Moreover many fields ask about these asymetric compounds: pharmaceutical Indutries, agrifood, cosmetics (flavour and fragrance)….

Do you remember about the tragedy of Thalidomide racemic which administration to pregnant women, althougt the (R)-Thalidomide has sedative effects , the (S)- Thalidomide was lethal.

Also do you know our bodie is full of chiral receptors: for odor, taste,

Look at this video which explain this huge concept:

http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-tll-004-stem-concept-videos-fall-2013/videos/structure-function-properties/chirality/

For students as for teachers!

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