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a·chi·ral

(ă-kī'răl),
Not chiral; denoting an absence of chirality.
[G. a- priv. + cheir, hand]

achiral

pertaining to the absence of chirality in a compound, as in stereochemical isomers.

achiral

adjective Referring to a molecule or material which is superimposable on its mirror image—i.e., does not display “handedness”

achiral

adjective Referring to a molecule or material which is superimposable on its mirror image, ie does not display 'handedness'. See Chiral.
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This dopant is added to an achiral liquid crystal host at a very low loading (one per cent) to induce an FLC.
His most spectacular discovery, in 1986, showed that optically pure products can be obtained through solid state photorearrangements of achiral compounds that crystallize spontaneously in chiral space groups (so-called absolute asymmetric synthesis).
Built on proven Waters UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) technology, this new system offers up to 10X shorter run times, reduces solvent usage by as much as 95%, and cuts the cost of analyses by as much as 99% while giving laboratories a greener alternative to normal phase chromatography for chiral and achiral separations.
It was clear from many presentations that chiral asymmetric synthetic methods have reached a high level in the past several years and many approaches have now been optimized to make the construction of essentially homochiral synthons from achiral starting materials a practical reality for the modern synthetic chemist.
The first is separation of enantiomers on chiral stationary phases with or without previous derivatization with achiral reagents, using HPLC or gas chromatography (GC) with different detectors.
These usually involve solid-phase extraction followed by derivatization and analysis on an achiral GC column.
On the stereoselective synthesis of (+)-pinoresinol in Forsythia suspensa from its achiral precursor, coniferyl alcohol.
In some cases, a chiral column was first used to resolve the enantiomers of a particular solute, followed by collection of these fractions and their on-line or off-line injection onto a second, achiral column for further separation and quantification (Fig.
With the advent of novel column technology, such as the restricted access media and chiral stationary phases; automated HPLC such as REMEDi, ASPEC/ASTED, Prep-Station TM, and others; automation such as Prep-Station for GC and GC-MS; and the availability of chemometrics for controlling instrumentation and data processing, both achiral and chiral analgesic analyses may be readily performed (35, 36).