Thomas Hermans and his team (Non-equilibrium complex systems laboratory) recently developed a novel method for chiral separation without the use of any stationary phase. In fact, this resolution relies on the opposite behavior of two enantiomers in a well-defined shear flow. The preliminary results led to a valorization project financed by SATT Conectus Alsace in preparation for a possible technology transfer to Chiral Technologies, a specialized company in the area of chiral separations.
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