Re: questions

Fri, 7 Apr 1995 14:55:46 GMT

Lesley asked:

Can anyone advise me on the definition of

There is two different prochiral systems: if you have two chemically
identical sbstituents on an otherwise chiral tetrahedral center they
are called prochiral. Secondly, sp2 hybridised planar systems with
three different substituents are also prochiral.

This definition is essentially taken from Voet, D. and Voet, J.,
Biochemistry, p. 70.

Good luck,

AchimT (1vsg, Asn-group)

Achim Treumann tel. +44-382-344301
Department of Biochemistry fax +44-382-322583
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland, UK email