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Role of Chirality in Drugs: An Overview

[ Vol. 18 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Hourieh Alkadi* and Rajwa Jbeily   Pages 88 - 95 ( 8 )

Abstract:


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.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy, Arab International University, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy, Arab International University

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