But frequently only one of the two forms is effectual in biology and medicine.

Hitherto, completely converting this mixture into the desired enantiomer was deemed impossible.

Deploying a photochemical method, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now achieved this feat.

Producing active ingredients with very specific properties - antibacterial characteristics, for example - is not always so easy.

This small difference can be consequential because the two enantiomers can have different properties.

Saving time, energy and resources

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