Definition of stereoselective in English:

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stereoselective

Pronunciation: /ˌsterē-ōsəˈlektiv/ /ˌsti(ə)r-/

adjective

Chemistry
Another term for stereospecific.
Example sentences
  • Any chemical reaction that yields predominantly one stereoisomer out of several stereoisomer possibilities is said to be a stereoselective reaction.
  • Such a development might be useful in stereoselective catalytic syntheses.
  • Our researchers developed a stereoselective synthesis technique and found that although the four enantiomers all taste similar, they have very different odour thresholds.

Derivatives

stereoselectivity

Pronunciation: /-səlekˈtivitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • This last is appealing in as much as it offers improved yields, but suffers from a low degree of stereoselectivity.
  • The aim of this work is to study the stereoselectivity of the acyl chain binding site of the enzyme for four diastereomers of an inhibitor.
  • The active transport of peptides is distinct and independent of amino acid transport and displays high stereoselectivity for peptide bonds and L-amino acid residues but low specificity with respect to amino acid side-chains.

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Syllabification: ster·e·o·se·lec·tive

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