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:
For students as for teachers!