A sample all of whose molecules have (within limits of detection) the same chirality sense
. Use of homochiral
as a synonym is strongly discouraged.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193
(Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2207
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