The process of its formation on crystallization of a racemate is called spontaneous resolution, since pure or nearly pure enantiomers can often be obtained from the conglomerate by sorting.
In chemistry, racemization is the conversion of an enantiomerically pure mixture (one where only one enantiomer is present) into a mixture where more than one of the enantiomers are present.
All but the simplest protein amino acid can exist in either a ‘left-’ or ‘right-’ handed configuration.
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In this article we shall discuss the principles behind amino acid dating (also known as racemization dating); we shall discuss how it ought to work, and why it often doesn't.
So when an organism dies, its amino acids are left-handed.
Racemate may have different physical properties from either of the pure enantiomers because of the differential intermolecular interactions (see Biological Significance section).
Amino acid geochronology (often referred to as simply amino acid racemization (AAR)) relies on the chiral nature of most amino acids.
Chiral molecules are not superimposable on their mirror image.
The notation is not to be confused with -glyceraldehyde.
Also, (R)-( ) and (S)-(−) refer to the chemical structure of the molecule based on Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules of naming rather than rotation of light.