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Asymmetric technique to synthesize aziridines in presence of newly developed catalysts – News-Medical.net

Unless you’ve studied chemistry in college, it’s unlikely you’ve come across the name aziridine. An organic compound with the molecular formula, C2H4NH, aziridines…

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Unless you’ve studied chemistry in college, it’s unlikely you’ve come across the name aziridine. An organic compound with the molecular formula, C2H4NH, aziridines are well-known among medicinal chemists, who make use of the compound to prepare pharmaceutical drugs such as Mitomycin C, a chemotherapeutic agent known for its anti-tumor activity. Specifically, aziridines are what chemists call “enantiomers”–molecules that are mirror images of each other and cannot be superposed on one another. A…

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