optical isomer

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optical isomer

n.
See enantiomer.
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Two other chemical groups are attached to this hexagon, but each can attach at two different angles, resulting in four different versions, or optical isomers. One of these has been found to be three to four times more effective than the original repellent at preventing yellow-fever-transmitting mosquitoes from biting.
"For example, we have separated alkaloids from plant extracts, purified synthetic peptides, and even separated optical isomers."
One particular type of analysis performed more easily and quickly by capillary electrophoresis is the separation of optical isomers. Using a micelle that will physically discriminate by preferential inclusion of one form relative to the other enables enantiomers to be separated.