Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Mini Review Volume 1 Issue 12

Enantiomorphism of Tartaric Acid as a Property of Five-Dimensional Polytopes

Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin*

Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

*Corresponding Author: Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Received: October 19, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020



  It is shown that the optical activity of tartaric acid, discovered by Louis Pasteur, is associated with the different shapes of D-tartaric acid and L-tartaric acid molecules, which are polytopes in dimension 5. This differs significantly from Louis Pasteur's assumption about the relationship between optical activity and the shape of tartaric acid crystals in the three-dimension space.

Keywords: Molecule; Tartaric Acid; Optical Activity; Polarized Light; Dimension; Polytope; Symmetry



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Citation: Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin. “Enantiomorphism of Tartaric Acid as a Property of Five-Dimensional Polytopes". Acta Scientific Biotechnology 1.12 (2020): 21-24.


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