how to name dextro levo rotatory compounds

Asked by  | 18th Jun, 2008, 08:42: PM

Expert Answer:

A dextrorotary compound is often prefixed "(+)-", or (less often) "d-". Likewise, a levorotary compound is often prefixed "(-)-", or (less often) "l-". These "d-" and "l-" prefixes should not be confused with the "D-" and "L-" prefixes based on the actual configuration of each enantiomer, with the version synthesized from naturally occurring (+)-glyceraldehyde being considered the D- form

Answered by  | 21st Jun, 2008, 06:05: PM

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