As, for instance, strychnine racemate, a compound of racemic acid with the optically active strychnine.
A solution of racemic acid precipitates a neutral salt of calcium, which is not the case with tartaric acid.
racemic acid is rather less soluble than tartaric, and separates first from a solution containing the two acids.
Examination of liquors from which racemic acid has been deposited has always shown them to contain much inactive tartaric acid.
|racemic acid |
An optically inactive form of tartaric acid that can be separated into dextrorotatory and levorotatory components and is sometimes found in grape juice. Chemical formula: C4H6O6.