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Chiral

(Science: chemistry) a term used to describe a molecule which, in a given configuration, cannot be superimposed on its mirror image.

this is in contrast to achiral molecules which can be superimposed on their mirror images. The two mirror image versions of the molecule are known as levo (left-handed), abbreviated L, or dextro (right handed), abbreviated D, depending on which way they rotate polarized light.


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Re: chemistry D-amphetamines

... the position of the light source. Amino acids are mostly L compounds (from levo, or left). Compounds that rotate plane polarized light contain chiral centers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_activity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirality_(chemistry)

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by jonmoulton
Wed May 20, 2009 6:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chemistry D-amphetamines
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Chiral life concept

... than thermal noise in biochemistry - such cell should function properly (but for example use L-glucose). http://wikibin.org/articles/chiral-life-concept.html We don't have (?) technology to construct such cell in this moment, but maybe in a few dozens of years ... So I believe ...

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by Jarek
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:33 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiral life concept
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The Fiber Disease

... the famed"ADHD" ...now if one is looks into the primary amines used to combat this ailment one finds a coctail of mixed salt of various chiral symetries .... but if one were to look into clandestine methamphetamine one quickly understands that most orders other levorotery . its the detxtrorotery ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... the math to be off on purpose as a failsafe as in litigation.... you know "service based industry with parts that break on time" "chiral" is the (coat) left or right crystallography and i think it is the d isomer that the phages use for a coat to sneek by our immune guard... ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:59 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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why Sugar got sweet taste?

@swatkat yup, chiral molecules and optical activity..:lol: @Andrew I think that swatkat asked is about sugar, not a synthesized sweeteners...so, I would go to fructose..:lol: At least, that's what I catch from your previous post..:D

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by victor
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: why Sugar got sweet taste?
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