chiral molecule

chiral molecule,

another term for optical isomer. See Stereoisomers under isomerisomer
, in chemistry, one of two or more compounds having the same molecular formula but different structures (arrangements of atoms in the molecule). Isomerism is the occurrence of such compounds. Isomerism was first recognized by J. J. Berzelius in 1827.
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and continues to prove, that the use of the correct chiral molecule can make all the difference in how effective an ingredient will be and, just as important, what reactions it will create.
A mixture that is racemic contains a chiral molecule as well as its mirror image.
This year's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have developed molecules that can catalyse important reactions so that only one of the two mirror image forms of a chiral molecule is produced.
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This is a venture that will be welcomed by the chiral molecule marketplace, and will allow us to efficiently serve our growing client base.
More specifically, it is derived from one "hand" of a chiral molecule taken from yew tree bark, and then synthesized in a laboratory.
As a result, it is frequently only one of the two mirror-image forms of a chiral molecule that provides the desired therapeutic results.
One current challenge is to develop a new kind of chemistry that yields a screening collection comprising optimal chiral molecules that increase the probability of success in identifying drug-candidate structures.
TecMed's IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules, compared to other technologies currently commercially available.
Bioreductions are the main topic because of their widespread application in organic synthesis and their versatility in creating stereogenic centers in chiral molecules.
The scientists knew that left- and right-handed chiral molecules would interact differently with "circularly polarized" light-where the direction of the electrical field rotates around the axis of the beam.
But, when organisms reproduce, their offspring possess chiral molecules that have the same handedness as those in their parents' bodies.