optical isomer

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optical isomer

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