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A picture is worth a thousand words. Anyone else feel that a reaction showing the concept of this would go a long way? If anyone has the skill I think a very simply example using something like fluro-chloro-methanol or something would go a long way to explain this! --Robert Stone, Jr. 09:09, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't this: "The two forms, which are non-superimposable when rotated in 3 dimensional space, are said to be diastereomers." say enantiomers instead of diastereomers? Chiral molecules that are non-superimposable on their mirror molecule are enantiomers right? --Vearod (talk) 13:31, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
I would like to add a clarification of the terminology used to describe enantiomers such as the use of D, L, R, and S. Also, the page could benefit from a link to the history of Pasteur's discovery of optically active mixtures and more information on the real-world application of racemic mixtures such as in drugs and amino acids. --Jwong61 (talk) 21:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
There is content on this page under the Biological Significance heading that has no references listed which is concerning because much of the same information can be found on other websites and even a journal article. However, I cannot confirm which came first. If I cannot find sources for the previously written information in this section, I propose rewriting it with new sources. Any input would be welcomed. --Jwong61 (talk) 20:32, 1 December 2015 (UTC)