Different properties of mirror-image molecules

24 Mar 2022

Mirror-image forms of a molecule look similar but have different properties. For example, one form of limonene has a lemon flavor, while the mirror-image form has an orange flavor. This image was published in the press release, "Cheap, eco-friendly catalyst opens new possibilities for organic molecules built from pyruvate."

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Johan Jarnestad/ The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, retrieved from https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2021/press-release/

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