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Mirrors in Flatland

Many molecules exist in two mirror-image forms, which have different biological properties. A new way of creating solid chiral surfaces might make it easier to synthesize and purify only one of the mirror forms.

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Figure 1: Bestowing chirality.

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Raval, R. Mirrors in Flatland. Nature 425, 463–464 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/425463a

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