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why is it difficult to separate optical isomers of glucose

We know that the left handed sugar cant be metabolized by any organism (correct me if i am wrong) on earth hence many researchers are all trying to produce left handed sugar in a commercially viable way so that it can be used as an artificial sweeter…why is this process not easy?.Simply make a racemic […]

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How to obtain optically pure mixture from racemic mixture

I recently studied stereo chemistry in school.All i know is that compound are optically active if they have no plane of symmetry and about the nomenclature we follow nomenclature……. My questions What makes stereo isomers different from conformational isomers.Why do the retain their configuration even at room temperatures?In other words why do we need to […]