Definition of stereospecific in English:

stereospecific

Line breaks: stereo|spe¦cif¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk
 
, ˌstɪərɪəʊ-/

adjective

Chemistry
  • another term for stereoselective.
    More example sentences
    • Enzymes have been widely praised for their specificity and efficiency in stereospecific catalysis.
    • Third, the reactions are ordinarily very stereospecific.
    • This observation seems inconsistent with the hypothesis that myosin heads bind to actin in a stereospecific conformation in low ionic strength relaxing conditions.

Derivatives

stereospecifically

adverb
More example sentences
  • The result is that the hydration of fumarate proceeds stereospecifically with the production of L-malate.
  • Acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of the C - 6 methyl enol ether affords codeinone, which may be stereospecifically reduced with sodium borohydride to codeine.
  • Nevertheless, the data presented here are consistent with the idea that during isometric contraction a large fraction of cross-bridges is stereospecifically attached to actin in a nonrigor-like conformation.

stereospecificity

Pronunciation: /-ˈfɪsɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • For the first time, we observe that the acyl binding site of cholesterol esterase shows stereospecificity for diastereomeric inhibitors.
  • While this lack of stereospecificity does not establish that the oxidation is artefactual (the chiral centre is five bonds away from the aldehyde group) it was, nevertheless, cause for disquiet.
  • However, further experimental verification of label stereospecificity will be provided by bifunctional spin probes whose orientation and mobility are restricted by two attachment sites.

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