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Volume 40, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Molecular isomerism has been known about for well over 100 years and forms a very important part of organic chemistry. It was one of the phenomena from which the Alsatian chemist, Alfred Werner, working, often with platinum group metals, at the University of Zürich, Switzerland (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1918) derived his ‘theory of co-ordination’in 1893 (1). However, more recently there has been a vast increase in the amount of work done on isomerism of co-ordination compounds, especially concerning chiral structures (2). The present paper describes some new developments on platinum metals complexes with chiral ligands derived from terpenes, where for the first time the chirality at metal centres can be controlled in a large number of compounds.


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