Stereochemistry of Amino Acids RS to DL

Amino Acid Stereochemistry tutorial R and S D and LAmino acids are biologically active molecules. 19 of the 20 common amino acids have a chiral alpha carbon, 2 amino acids (Leucine and Threonine) have a second chiral center in their side chain. This video shows you how to

  1. Find R/S for 3-D amino acids
  2. Find R/S and D/L for amino acid Fischer projections
  3. Trick to quickly convert R/S to D/L amino acids

(Watch on YouTube: Amino Acid Chirality. Click cc on the bottom right for video transcript)

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