enantiomer enantiomer

Definition(s):

  • (n) either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical

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  • CCNY chemists devise new way to prepare molecules for drug testing

    ( City College of New York ) James Bond had his reasons for ordering his martinis "shaken, not stirred." Similarly, drug manufacturers need to make sure the molecules in a new drug are arranged in an exact manner, lest there be dire consequences. Specifically, they need to be wary of enantiomers, mirror-image molecules composed of the same atoms, but arranged differently.
    on August 16, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /