CSIC has developed a new chiral zeolitic material for the asymmetric synthesis of chiral chemical products. The material has a chiral structure (ITV) with a very high porosity (with extra-large pore openings, 4.3 x 19.3 Å) and active centers, which allows the catalytic enantioselective processing of large size molecules, reaching enantiomeric excesses in model reactions much higher than any other zeolitic material.
Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.

Authors:  Luis Gómez Hortiguela, Joaquín Pérez Pariente, David Nieto Hernández, Beatriz Bernardo Maestro, Ramón de la Serna Valdés and Raquel Sainz Vázquez.

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