optical isomer


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optical isomer

n.
See enantiomer.
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The identification of the five countries that exported the largest amounts of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine (including the salts, optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers of such chemicals, and also including any products or substances containing such chemicals) during the preceding calendar year.
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.
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.
Biologically active molecules frequently have optical isomers, and drug manufacturers need to know which form is present in their product formulations.