On wine, chirality and crystallography.

@article{Derewenda2008OnWC,
  title={On wine, chirality and crystallography.},
  author={Zygmunt S Derewenda},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 Pt 1},
  pages={
          246-58
        }
}
  • Z. Derewenda
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography
As the first centennial of X-ray diffraction is inevitably drawing closer, it is tempting to reflect on the impact that this fascinating discipline has had on natural sciences and how it has changed the world we live in. Also, next year is the 160th anniversary of the fateful April afternoon when Louis Pasteur separated D- from L-tartrate crystals, an event that many science historians recognize as the birth of stereochemistry, and the first step that the barely nascent field of crystallography… Expand
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