# What is a chiral synthon?

Jan 23, 2016

A synthon is a concept in retro-synthetic analysis.

#### Explanation:

It is defined as a structural unit within a molecule which is related to a possible synthetic operation. In other words, a synthon is s specific component (compound) that can be used to make a product.

A chiral synthon is a component (compound) that can be used to make a chiral product (i.e., a compound that induces chirality)...

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