Definition of syndiotactic in English:

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syndiotactic

Pronunciation: /ˌsindīōˈtaktik/ /sinˌdī-/

adjective

Chemistry
(Of a polymer or polymeric structure) in which the repeating units have alternating stereochemical configurations.
Example sentences
  • Depending on the location of the side groups and the nature of the starting monomers, linear polymers can have various structural isomers denoted as isotactic, syndiotactic, or atactic.
  • It should also be mentioned that syndiotactic polypropylene is also suitable for recycled uses because it is not cross-linked.
  • In a syndiotactic macromolecule, the configurational repeating unit consists of two configurational base units that are enantiomeric.

Origin

1950s: from Greek sunduo 'two together' + taktos 'arranged' + -ic.

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Syllabification: syn·di·o·tac·tic

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