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giving the product in 97% in enantiomeric excess

English translation: in 97% enantiomeric excess

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09:57 Feb 17, 2007
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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?
Folke Nettelblad
Sweden
Local time: 13:36
English translation:in 97% enantiomeric excess
Explanation:
Althiugh the phraee has an error, I would say they are referring to the level of enantimeric excess, not the overall yield.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-02-17 10:05:29 GMT)
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Therefore the percentage term refers to the enantiomeric excess (97% - R) and not rhe yield of the racemic mixture.

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-02-17 10:06:21 GMT)
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Typos seem to be in fashion today!!!
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Alexander Chisholm
Local time: 13:36
Grading comment
Thanks! That's what I thought, but I wanted to eliminate any doubt.
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5 +3in 97% enantiomeric excess
Alexander Chisholm


  

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in 97% enantiomeric excess


Explanation:
Althiugh the phraee has an error, I would say they are referring to the level of enantimeric excess, not the overall yield.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-02-17 10:05:29 GMT)
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Therefore the percentage term refers to the enantiomeric excess (97% - R) and not rhe yield of the racemic mixture.

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-02-17 10:06:21 GMT)
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Typos seem to be in fashion today!!!

Alexander Chisholm
Local time: 13:36
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Grading comment
Thanks! That's what I thought, but I wanted to eliminate any doubt.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Richard Benham: O srr ypi nrvrt mkae tpyos!
1 min

agree  Dr. Andrew Frankland: Or simply 97% ee. Any chemist would understand that
2 hrs
  -> agree

agree  Gillian Scheibelein: Wikipedia explains it nicely: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enantiomeric_excess
4 hrs
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