racemic acid

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the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice

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Pasteur sought the answer to this question by going to the only known source of racemic acid at the time--Kestner, the industrialist in whose factory racemic acid had been discovered.
9) Pasteur was a great supporter of industry, and he routinely showed this support in his manuscripts on molecular asymmetry, never failing to give credit to Kestner and Fikentscher, the industrialists who had aided him in procuring samples of racemic acid.