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 (dĕk′strə-rō′tə-tôr′ē) also dex·tro·ro·ta·ry (-rō′tə-rē)
adj. Symbol d-
Of or relating to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise (when looking toward the light source): a dextrorotatory solution.
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Adj.1.dextrorotary - rotating to the right
clockwise - in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
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The specific rotation of the synthesized compounds was determined and the result obtained showed that the enantiomerically enriched compounds were dextrorotary isomers, indicating primarily that the enantiomerically enriched complexes are in excess of the dextrorotary isomer.
This way, the usnic acid used in our study is dextrorotary.
In this study it varied from 1.5 to 4.1, with an average of 2.3, so they are predominantly dextrorotary, showing that, in spite of the few samples assessed for this parameter, it becomes a potential differentiation criterion, especially from A.