Related Overviews


'prochiral' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Chemistry


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Denoting an organic molecule lacking a chiral centre but containing one or more carbon atoms attached to two identical ligands and two other different ligands (Caabc). The carbon atom is said to be a prochiral centre. The name prochiral is used because if a is replaced by a ligand d, different from either a, b, or c, there is a chiral centre in the molecule Cabcd.

Subjects: Chemistry.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.