Ed. J. Leszczynski, M. K. Shukla, Springer, 2009.

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2687-3_3

This review summarizes the literature survey on chiral recognition from a theoretical view point. Nevertheless, experimental results in the gas phase are reported when they are relevant for the theoretical calculations. The review is divided into the following sections: general considerations; experiment vs. theory; pure theoretical results; solvent effects; metals as glue; optical rotatory power; and conclusions.