thalidomide

Enantiomerism – the property of asymmetric molecules that look "the same" but are actually mirror images of each other – is one of the many topics, perhaps the most egregious, that drive organic chemistry students bats###t crazy.

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Precious, raw, and rare.

When it’s broken, it can be mended,

But the crack is always there.

 

Last week, the global news outlets reported a case of a baby boy born in India with two penises and four legs.

In UteroIn 1954 the German company Chemie Grunenthal first synthesized the drug thalidomide to be used as a sedative that p