How is chirality transferred?

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How is chirality transferred from a chiral molecule to an achiral host?
 

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HAYAO
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What do you mean by that?
 
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It can't be: achiral molecules cannot retain stereochemical information
 
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It can't be: achiral molecules cannot retain stereochemical information
When you check (by whatever means) chirality of a molecule, and you take note on the paper, you have just retained the the stereochemical information despite not being chiral.

It is not clear what the question asks, but it doesn't have to be as trivial as it seems on the surface.

Sadly OP never tried to elaborate.
 
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I suppose the question is about enantioselective synthesis from prochiral substrates.
 

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