Enantiomers

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Enantiomers are compounds which are non superimposable mirror images of eachother and are therefore a special type of isomerism. They can either be a D-sugar or an L-sugar depending on the direction they reflect plane polarised light. In a D-sugar the -OH group is on the right of the chiral carbon whereas the L-isomer has an -OH group placed on the left on the chiral carbon [1].

References

  1. Harvey.R et al, Lippincotts illustrated reviews Biochemistry 5th edition, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia (2011)
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