Violation of distribution symmetry in statistical evaluation of absolute enantioselective synthesis

Béla Barabas, Luciano Caglioti, Claudia Zucchi, Marco Maioli, Emese Gál, Károly Micskei, Gyula Pályi

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Enantiomeric excesses obtained in absolute enantioselective synthesis by chiral autocatalysis (Soai-reaction) were statistically analyzed. Two sets of parallel experiments, which were performed under chemically different conditions, are available. One group contains 37, while the other contains 84 preparative results. The former group shows some interesting tendencies but does not give conclusive statistical results. The sample of 84 parallel experiments, providing 39 R- and 45 S-excesses have shown that these data represent two distinct, non-symmetric sets with different non-Gaussian distributions. Clear S preference was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11506-11510
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Oct 4 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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