(228c) Synthesis of Chiral Molecular Sieves: A 30 Year Journey

Davis, M. E., California Institute of Technology
The synthesis of enantiomerically-enriched molecular sieves and their potential to enable new, enantiospecific shape-selective reaction pathways has been a long-standing objective. Recently, we successfully prepared the first enantiomerically-enriched molecular sieve and showed that it can perform both enantioselective adsorption and catalysis. I will discuss the 30 year journey we took from our initial concepts, through many failures, to ultimate success.