The catalytic, selective, and reproducible synthesis of a particular enantiomer of a chiral product from achiral reactants is referred to as enantioselective catalysis. Enantioselective catalysis is a notion that goes beyond the realm of organic chemistry. Enantioselective catalysis with chiral nonracemic Schiff base ligands has received a lot of attention in recent years, and several papers and reviews have been written about it. The use of enantioselective catalysis in the fine chemicals sector offers a lot of potential, both economically and environmentally.
The field of study Computational Catalysis is the use of current computational techniques based on quantum chemistry to gain an understanding of catalytic reactions at the electronic level. The logical design and development of new catalytic systems is guided by this understanding.