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Fun With Chirality

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by rah08e, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. rah08e

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    I am comfortable with chirality but there is one nagging issue for me. Lets say you have a structure like this with 2 chiral centers but different attachments at the top and bottom when comparing both compounds:

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    Would you assign "R" & "S" like normal, or do you have to fix one of the compounds so that each has the same attachments at the top and bottom. I hope what i'm asking is clear lol. Based on how I assigned R & S, these look like Diastereomers.

    -Thanks!
     
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  3. toothhornet88

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    Yes, that's right! Diastereomers
     
  4. rah08e

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    So it doesn't matter whats is attached to the top/bottom? Just assign R/S and ur good?
     
  5. toothhornet88

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    Yeah, I wouldn't reconnect anything! Just leave it as it is and assign R/S
     

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