Definition of stereoisomer in English:
Each of two or more compounds differing only in the spatial arrangement of their atoms.
- Enantiomers are stereoisomers whose molecules are nonsuperposable mirror-images of each other.
- Most importantly, stereoisomers are not spatially superimposable.
- For instance, in the case of the two active stereoisomers we showed that only the stereochemistry at the amine and hydroxyl functions on the scaffold were important - the third chiral centre is not.
- Example sentences
- As tartaric acid possesses two stereogenic carbon atoms, it exists in three stereoisomeric forms.
- The structural and thermodynamic features of these stereoisomeric adducts are also discussed in relation to their reported low susceptibilities to nucleotide excision repair.
- However, significant differences in the structure of the two linked channels, which arise from a different orientation of the two stereoisomeric forms of the dioxolane ring with respect to the axis of the pore, were identified.
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