One of a pair of stereoisomers that is the mirror image of the other, but may not be superimposed on this other stereoisomer. Almost always, a pair of enantiomers contain at least one chiral center, and a sample of either enantiomer will be optically active.

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  • enantiomer — enantiomér s. m., pl. enantioméri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ENANTIOMÉR s.m. Izomer optic. [pron. ti o . / < fr. énantiomère]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 04.03.2005. Sursa: DN  ENANTIOMÉR s …   Dicționar Român

  • Enantiomer — E*nan ti*o*mer, n. [Gr. enanti os opposite + mer.] (Chem.) either of a pair of optical isomers of a chemical substance whose molecules are mirror images of each other, i. e., are related to each other as a right handed to a left handed glove;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enantiomer — [en an′tē ō mər] n. [altered < ENANTIOMORPH < Ger < Gr enantios, opposite (< en, IN1 + anti, against, ANTI ) + Ger morph, MORPH] either of two isomers that are, partly or completely, mirror images of each other: they usually have… …   English World dictionary

  • Enantiomer — Struktur der beiden Enantiomere von Milchsäure: Links (S) Milchsäure, rechts (R) Milchsäure Enantiomere sind Stereoisomere chemischer Verbindungen, die sich in ihrer Konstitution decken und sich in den räumlichen Strukturen zu einem Gegenstück… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Enantiomer — This article is about the concept in chemistry. For a discussion of enantiomers in mathematics, see Chirality (mathematics). (S) (+) lactic acid (left) and (R) (–) lactic acid (right) are nonsuperposable mirror images of each other In chemistry,… …   Wikipedia

  • Enantiomer self-disproportionation — is a process in stereochemistry describing the separation of a non racemic mixture of enantiomers in an enantioenriched fraction and a more racemic fraction as a result of the formation of heterochiral or homochiral aggregates. This process is… …   Wikipedia

  • enantiomer — noun Etymology: Greek enantios + English mer Date: circa 1929 either of a pair of chemical compounds whose molecular structures have a nonsuperimposable mirror image relationship to each other compare diastereomer • enantiomeric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enantiomer — Either of a pair of stereoisomers of a compound that has chirality …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • enantiomer — /i nan tee euh meuhr/, n. Chem. either of a pair of optical isomers that are mirror images of each other. Cf. diastereoisomer. [ENANTIO + MER] * * * …   Universalium

  • enantiomer — One of a pair of molecules that are nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other; neither molecule has an internal plane of symmetry. SYN: optic antipode. [enantio + G. meros, part] * * * en·an·tio·mer in ant ē ə mər n either of a pair of… …   Medical dictionary

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