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    Stereochemical Descriptors

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    1. Draw a Fischer-projection for each of the sugars and assign the corresponding stereochemical descriptor D or L.

    2. Assign stereochemical descriptors (R or S) for the labeled stereogenic centers (a-e) in the anticancer drug Taxol:

    See attached figures.

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    The number of stereoisomers is given by 2^n where n is the number of chiral centers. There are 11 stereocenters, hence 2^11 stereoisomers. ...

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