Racaemic

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

racaemic

(Science: chemistry) Denoting a mixture of optically active compounds that is itself optically inactive, being composed of an equal number of dextro-and levorotatory substances, which are separable.

Those compounds internally compensated (i.e., having an internal plane of symmetry), and therefore not separable into d and l (or _ and -) forms, are termed meso.