A mixture of a pair of enantiomers has 30% ee. The observed rotation of this mixture is +15º, and it is known by experiment that the (‐)‐enantiomer has the (R) configuration. (enantiomer excess (ee) = % one enantiomer – % the other enantiomer)
(a) Calculate the percentage of (R) and (S) enantiomers of the natural product.
(b) What is the optical rotation of a mixture of 20% (S) and 80% (R).