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Separation of Enantiomers (Resolution of Racemates)

ChemieOrganische ChemieStereochemie

This learning unit describes methods of obtaining enantiomerically pure, chiral compounds by resolution of racemates and asymmetric synthesis.


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


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Asymmetric synthesis.
  • Resolution of racemates with previous conversion into diastereomers.
  • Resolution of racemates by chromatography with chiral stationary phases.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

isomerism, racemate