optical isomer

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optical isomer

[′äp·tə·kəl ′ī·sə·mər]
(chemistry)
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Enantiomers are also known as optical isomers because they rotate a plane of polarized light in different directions.
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.