Stereochemistry: Basic Terminology

Stereochemistry - Fundamental Terms approaches students, lecturers and scientists in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine and biology dealing with the phenomenon of chirality. The description of three-dimensional structures and the resulting consequences on reactions or component-receptor-interaction requires a detailed presentation of chemical structures as well as a clear and precise terminology. This is even more important in view of the increasing interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information. The present book explains all important terms of stereochemistry in a lexical form seizing inconsistent terms and showing their correct use.