Pasteur’s Resolution of Racemic Acid: A Sesquicentennial Retrospect and a New Translation

  title={Pasteur’s Resolution of Racemic Acid: A Sesquicentennial Retrospect and a New Translation},
  author={George B. Kauffman and Robin D. Myers},
  journal={The Chemical Educator},
Asymmetric Synthesis of Dihydropyranones with Three Contiguous Stereocenters by an NHC‐Catalyzed Kinetic Resolution
An oxidative NHC-catalyzed kinetic resolution (KR) of racemic mixtures is presented. The developed reaction furnishes tricyclic dihydropyranones with three contiguous stereocenters in excellent dia-
Chiral differentiation of limonene in chiral nematic liquid crystals.
The discovery that chiral differentiation also exists in the diffusion of limonene, which is non-mesogenic in chiral nematic liquid crystals, could be important in understanding the effects of chirality on physical processes that take place in biological systems.
The (+)-adrenaline and skydiving as a solution to psychogenic symptoms and a possible prevention of psychosomatic diseases
In this article, we analyze the emotional shock that a person, in a state of depressive anxiety, suffers while performing a parachute jump. We present the testimonials from ten psychotherapy patients
The Role of Instruments in Three Chemical’ Revolutions
This paper attempts to show one of the ways history of chemistry can be teachable for chemistry teachers, it means something more than an undifferentiated mass of names and dates, establishing a
The Citation for Chemical Breakthrough (CCB) awards are conferred annually by the Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society. According to HIST’s cr i ter ia for the
Molecular Chirality in Chemistry and Biology: Historical Milestones
Beginning early in the 19th century, developments in crystallography, optics, and chemistry in France set the stage for the discovery of molecular chirality by Louis Pasteur in 1848. He found that
Louis Pasteur, language, and molecular chirality. I. Background and dissymmetry.
  • J. Gal
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • 2011
Chirality, coined by Lord Kelvin in 1894 and introduced into chemistry by Mislow in 1962, has nearly completely replaced disSymmetry in the meaning of handedness, but the use of dissymmetry continues today in other contexts for lack of symmetry, reduction of symmetrical, or dissimilarity.
A model of mind from the perspective of temporal structuralism
Symmetry and symmetry-breaking have, in the last one hundred and fifty years, become incorporated as central explanatory concepts within the natural sciences and mathematics. An abbreviated review of
When did Louis Pasteur present his memoir on the discovery of molecular chirality to the Académie des sciences? Analysis of a discrepancy.
  • J. Gal
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • 2008
Evidence strongly suggests a deliberate alteration of the record by the biographer relatives, presumably for fear of adverse public judgment of Pasteur for a real or perceived insensitivity to a grave family medical emergency, and raises questions concerning the extent of their zeal in protecting his "demigod" image.


The Private Science of Louis Pasteur
On the 100th anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's
A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
Science affects us all-in the words of Albert Einstein, "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." It is therefore fascinating to discover the thoughts of
Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science
Partial table of contents: Archimedes----The First Streaker. A Sick Indian Discovers Quinine. The Electric Battery and Electromagnetism----From a Froga s Leg and Compass. Discoveries of the Elements.
Louis Pasteur, Free Lance Of Science
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