Unformatted text preview: “chiral environment” for the substrate, which distinguishes between enantiomers of chiral compounds. In the absence of chiral environments, enantiomers are chemically identical. In the case of carvone, the chiral environment for the enantiomers are likely to be provided by our olfactory receptors. Because we are able to detect the two different odors, the implication is that we have chrial receptors as well for detecting each enantiomer. References: Leitereg, T. J., Guadagni, D. G., Harris, J., Mon, T. R., & Teranishi, R. (1971). Chemical and Sensory Data Supporting the Difference between the Odors of the Enantiomeric Carvones. J. Agr. Food Chem., 19, 4, 785-787....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course AAS 410.302.81 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Johns Hopkins.
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