Chiral Polymers and Polymeric Particles for Enantioselective Crystallization

Dana D. Medina, Yitzhak Mastai

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Chiral polymers and chiral polymeric particles have emerged as a new and exciting field of research in recent years mainly due to their possibly applications in chiral chemistry. This paper reviews the present state of the art regarding production techniques for the synthesis and applications of chiral polymeric particles. The main methods for preparing of chiral polymeric particles such as: direct polymerization, emulsion, precipitation, and suspension polymerization of chiral monomers, are reviewed. Moreover, in this article we also present the use of chiral polymers as chiral templates for the synthesis of chiral mesoporous materials. In this review we highlighted the properties and parameters involved in the preparation of these chiral polymeric materials. The present review focuses mainly on the use of chiral polymer and chiral polymeric particles for enantioselective crystallization and enantioseparation. References of the most relevant literature published by various research groups are provided. Anyway, it is clear that chiral polymeric particles are a distinctive type of chiral nanomaterials that can find many new application in other fields like, chiral drug delivery systems, enantioselective catalysis. We hope that this review article will inspired new researchers in this field and will boost the research dealing on chiral polymeric particles especially in their implementation in new areas in chiral chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1337
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Chiral polymers
  • Chiral resolution
  • Chirality
  • Crystallization
  • Nanomaterials

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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