Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vitamin E, 4 Chiral Centers


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Vitamin E is a molecule with four chiral centers.  2R and 2S

When reading about Vitamin E, I was shocked to find that it has a wide variety of uses. It mainly is used to keep organs functioning properly and at their highest potential. It can be found in many foods and it is rare for someone to have a Vitamin E deficiency but supplements are available. These supplements are often given to patients who are receiving aggressive medication in order for the side effects to be lessened.


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