Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Crystallisation of enantiomers
Elsner, Martin P.; Lorenz, Heike; Seidel-Morgenstern, Andreas
Physikalisch-Chemische Grundlagen der Prozesstechnik (Prof. Dr. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern)
MPI Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme, Magdeburg
SummaryPure enantiomers are of large interest in the pharmaceutical industry and for the production of fine chemicals. Chemical synthesis is frequently not selective and provides racemic (50:50) mixtures requiring subsequently efficient separation processes. A possible method to solve this difficult separation problem is offered by enantioselective crystallization processes. In the article the application of the so-called "Preferential Crystallisation" technique for resolution of racemates is discussed.