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Molecules with Several Chirality Centers and Meso Compounds

ChemieOrganische ChemieStereochemie

This learning unit explains the stereochemistry and isomeric relationships of compounds with several chirality centers. The specific characteristics of meso compounds and cyclic stereoisomers are illustrated.


  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Stereochemistry and isomeric relationships of molecules with several chirality centers.
  • What are meso compounds?
  • Specific characteristics of the stereochemistry of cyclic compounds.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

isomerism, chirality, enantiomer