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Epimerization vs. Racemization

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Epimerizationnoun

(chemistry) The process of forming an epimer by changing one asymmetric centre in a compound that has more than one

Racemizationnoun

(chemistry) The formation of a racemate from a pure enantiomer.

Racemization

In chemistry, racemization is a conversion, by heat or by chemical reaction, of an optically active compound into a racemic (optically inactive) form. Half of the optically active substance becomes its mirror image (enantiomer) referred as racemic mixtures (i.e.

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