Multi-state switchable stationary phase opens new doors in chiral separation

Schematic illustration of three-state switchable chiral stationary phase based on macromolecular helicity modulation in a poly(phenylacetylene) derivative using metal cations in the column. Credit: Kanazawa University The concept of chirality can be challenging for the layperson, with “chemical handedness” seeming a very minor distinction. However, as the consequences of the notorious thalidomide disaster illustrate, understanding […]