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Propeller-molecules derived from amino acids

Propeller-molecules derived from amino acids can be converted between left and right-handed forms


Propeller-molecules derived from amino acids can be interconverted between left- and right-handed forms by adding or removing of an electron.

This work was supported by National Science Foundation grant CHE 00-79072. (Year of image: 2003)

Credit: Figure by Homar Barcena, adapted from Barcena, H.S.; Holmes, A.E.; Zahn, S.; Canary, J.W. "Inversion of Helicity in Propeller-Shaped Molecules Derived from S-Methyl Cystine and Methioninol," Org. Len., 2003, 5,

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