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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

Review Article

Role of Chirality in Drugs: An Overview

Author(s): Hourieh Alkadi* and Rajwa Jbeily

Volume 18, Issue 2, 2018

Page: [88 - 95] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1871526517666170329123845

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Stereochemistry has occupied a great role in the manufacture and development of pharmaceuticals. Chiral properties play an important role in the determination of pharmacological actions of the drug. In recent years, there is a considerable interest in chiral separation to isolate and examine both enantiomers. This article provides an overview about the stereochemistry and its role in drugs, and also, offers approved isolation methods for enantiomeric pairs.

Keywords: Chirality, stereoisomer, enantiomer, pharmacology, chiral separation, chiral drug.

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