Definition of stereochemistry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsterēōˈkeməstrē/ /ˌstirēōˈkeməstrē/


The branch of chemistry concerned with the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms and molecules and the effect of this on chemical reactions.
Example sentences
  • By that time atomism had been extended from chemistry and the kinetic theory to offer explanations in stereochemistry, electro-chemistry, spectroscopy and so on.
  • Pasteur also formulated a law that states asymmetric molecules are always the product of life forces, which became the basis of a new branch of science, stereochemistry.
  • The stereochemistry of quinine is formidable: it has four chiral centres, and thus 16 stereoisomers - of which only one is the natural ingredient of cinchona bark.



Pronunciation: /-ˈkemikəl/
Example sentences
  • This suggests that residues 18 and 19 transfer their stereochemical signature to the epoxide.
  • If two molecules or complexes have the same molecular formula they are candidates for stereochemical analysis.
  • Refinement was run in a mode in which stereochemical interactions were considered within a conformer but ignored between different conformers.


Example sentences
  • These residues were structurally included as follows: All stereochemically accessible side-chain conformations were generated by systematic variation of their side-chain dihedrals.
  • Additionally, while adaptive code structure is unlikely to be an artifact of a stereochemically determined code, empirical evidence suggests that stereochemistry is not without a role.
  • Using this approach, it is possible to stereochemically determine which residue properties contribute most to the interaction.
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