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

Pure 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.

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