Chiral Catalysis for Therapeutic Drugs. Organisms sense the chirality of bioactive compounds Carvone enantiomers bind different chiral taste and odor sensors: (S)-Carvone is a component of Dill and Caraway flavor (R)-Carvone is a component of Spearmint flavor
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II. Chiral Drugs
2) Organisms primarily use D-sugars
Chiral Transition Metal Catalysts help produce single enantiomer drugs
Production of a single enantiomer drug via chiral transition metal catalysts
c) Used to produce chiral intermediates for several chiral drugs