Using Chiral Spectroscopy to Enhance Quality Control in Drugs

The Kotov Lab at the University of Michigan is working to evade the devastating effects of unsafe drugs with a new method of drug screening and quality control.

“We foresee new roads ahead—for instance using terahertz waves with tailored polarization to manipulate large molecular assemblies. It might replace microwaves in many synthesis applications in which the handedness of the molecules matters,” said André Farias de Moura , professor of chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos and co-corresponding author.