Definition of isotactic in English:

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isotactic

Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈtaktɪk/

adjective

Chemistry
Denoting a polymer in which all the repeating units have the same stereochemical configuration.
Example sentences
  • This extremely desirable structure owes its elasticity to the isotactic nature of the polymer, and for this reason these polymers are used for the manufacturing of car tires.
  • Best known for his work in polymer chemistry, Vandenberg independently discovered isotactic polypropylene.
  • The original results in production of isotactic and stereoblock type polypropylenes are presented.

Origin

1950s: from iso- 'equal' + Greek taktos 'arranged' + -ic.

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