enantiomer

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enantiomer

 [en-an´te-o″mer]
one of a pair of isomeric compounds whose molecular structures are mirror images of each other.

en·an·ti·o·mer

(en-an'tē-ō-mĕr),
One of a pair of molecules that are nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other; neither molecule has an internal plane of symmetry.
Synonym(s): optic antipode
[enantio- + G. meros, part]
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With the pioneering optimization studies by Zhou's group and our subsequent works in asymmetric hydrogenation, this reaction became a relatively simple and efficient method to obtain highly enantiopure tetrahydroquinoline alkaloids.