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optical rotation:

see polarization of lightpolarization of light,
orientation of the vibration pattern of light waves in a singular plane. Characteristics of Polarization

Polarization is a phenomenon peculiar to transverse waves, i.e.
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optical rotation

[′äp·tə·kəl rō′tā·shən]
(optics)
Rotation of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light, or of the major axis of the polarization ellipse of elliptically polarized light by transmission through a substance or medium.
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Using DNA as a key tool, the interdisciplinary team took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices.
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Shoichiro O, Lei L (1997) Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Optically Active myo-inositol Polyphosphate.
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Led by Alon Gorodetsky, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, the team produced reflectin - a structural protein essential in the squid's ability to change color and reflect light - in common bacteria and used it to make thin, optically active films that mimic the skin of a squid.
The chiral compound is optically active 1-phenylethanol or 1-phenylethylamine.
A combined enzymatic resolution and chemical polymerization strategy has been used to create optically active polymeric prodrugs.
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Optically active 1,2-O-isopropylidene glycerol (IPG) is an useful starting material for synthesis of important compounds, such as glycerophosfolipids, [beta]-blockers, prostaglandins, PAF (platelet aggregation factor) and many others [1, 2].

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