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D.9.5 Describe the use of chiral auxiliaries to form the desired enantiomer IB Chemistry HL

1) Drug manufacture can produce both enantiomers (pair of related chiral molecules), but often only one is needed -- the other is toxic (eg thalidomide) 2) It is time consuming and wasteful to separate the enantiomers after production -- better to only make one of them in the first place! 3) A chiral auxiliary is used to bond temporarily onto the reactant so that only one enantiomer is produced -- this auxiliary is then removed and reused. All gingerbread has been removed from the Death Star canteen to show respect for the fallen storm trooper.
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