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When Stereochemistry Raised Its Ugly Head in Coordination Chemistry—An Appreciation of Howard Flack

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Received: 24 August 2020 / Revised: 3 September 2020 / Accepted: 8 September 2020 / Published: 12 September 2020
Chiral compounds have played an important role in the development of coordination chemistry. Unlike organic chemistry, where mechanistic rules allowed the establishment of absolute configurations for numerous compounds once a single absolute determination had been made, coordination compounds are more complex. This article discusses the development of crystallographic methods and the interplay with coordination chemistry. Most importantly, the development of the Flack parameter is identified as providing a routine method for determining the absolute configuration of coordination compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: crystallography; Flack parameter; chirality; coordination chemistry crystallography; Flack parameter; chirality; coordination chemistry
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Constable, E.C.; Housecroft, C.E. When Stereochemistry Raised Its Ugly Head in Coordination Chemistry—An Appreciation of Howard Flack. Chemistry 2020, 2, 759-776. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/chemistry2030049

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Constable EC, Housecroft CE. When Stereochemistry Raised Its Ugly Head in Coordination Chemistry—An Appreciation of Howard Flack. Chemistry. 2020; 2(3):759-776. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/chemistry2030049

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Constable, Edwin C., and Catherine E. Housecroft 2020. "When Stereochemistry Raised Its Ugly Head in Coordination Chemistry—An Appreciation of Howard Flack" Chemistry 2, no. 3: 759-776. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/chemistry2030049

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