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Dextrorotatory

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  • An optically active compound that rotates the plane of plane-polarized light clockwise, observed toward the light leaving the compound, is said to be dextrorotatory (symbol: d or +).

    eg. (S)-Lactic acid (1) is dextrorotatory

    see also levorotatory