What is a chiral resolution?

Chiral resolution in stereochemistry is a process for separating racemic compounds into their enantiomers. It is an important tool in the production of optically active drugs. Other terms with the…

Are D and L glucose Epimers?

It is said that two carbohydrates are enantiomers if they are mirror images that are unmatched by one another. One example of the enantiomer is the D and L isomers…

What is a diastereomer?

Diastereomers (sometimes called diastereoisomers) are a type of stereoisomer. Diastereomerism occurs when two or more stereoisomers of a compound have different configurations on one or more (but not all) of…

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