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09:57 Feb 17, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
English term or phrase:giving the product in 97% in enantiomeric excess
The text is a patent application on an enantiomeric synthesis method.
"The reaction proceeds within 5 minutes giving the (R)-alcohol in 97% in enantiomeric excess."
Would you say that the figure 97% refers to the total yield or to the enantiomeric excess?