Racemic 2,2,2-trifluoro-1-(1-pyrenyl)ethanol 2, was prepared and the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers obtained by preparative chiral HPLC. The behavior of these compounds as chiral solvating agents is studied with mixtures of several enantiomeric aromatic alcohols and amines. The non-linear distribution of aromatic rings in the pyrene appears to enhance the enantiodiscrimination capacity. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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