racemic conglomerate

Also contains definition of: spontaneous resolution
An equimolar mechanical mixture of crystals each one of which contains only one of the two @E02069@ present in a @R05025@. The process of its formation on @C01434@ of a @R05025@ is called spontaneous resolution, since pure or nearly pure enantiomers can often be obtained from the @C01263@ by sorting.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2216 [Terms] [Paper]