Left/right handedness assignment to chiral tetrahedral AB4 structures

Dina Yogev-Einot, Mark Pinsky, David Avnir*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


Chiral tetrahedral AB4 molecules or molecular fragments, where A and B are atoms, are common, yet handedness assignment rules for these species, to the best of our knowledge, do not exist. We propose a simple set of rules for such an assignment and apply it to many chiral molecules; to a chiral crystal-quartz-identifying preservation of handedness across its phase transition; and to a large random population of chiral AB4 structures. The concept of handedness-labelling is discussed by presenting a second alternative for labelling.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2295-2299
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number19
StatePublished - 27 Sep 2007


Dive into the research topics of 'Left/right handedness assignment to chiral tetrahedral AB4 structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this