Enantiopure isoindolinones through Viedma ripening

René R. E. Steendam, Maxime C. T. Brouwer, Evelien M. E. Huijs, Michaël W. Kulka, Hugo Meekes, Willem J. P. van Enckevort, Jan Raap, Floris P. J. T. Rutjes, Elias Vlieg

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Here we demonstrate that deracemization of isoindolinones using Viedma ripening is possible starting from a racemic mixture of conglomerate crystals. Crystals of the enantiopure isoindolinones lose their chiral identity upon dissolution even without the need for a catalyst. This enabled complete deracemization of the reported isoindolinones without a catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13527-13530
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2014


  • crystallization
  • isoindoles
  • solubility
  • stereoisomerism
  • asymmetric amplification
  • chiral resolution
  • chirality
  • grinding
  • heterocycles


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