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tacticity

Line breaks: tac|ti¦city
Pronunciation: /takˈtɪsɪti
 
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Definition of tacticity in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
The stereochemical arrangement of the units in the main chain of a polymer.
Example sentences
  • The rate of hydrolysis depends not only on the tacticity of the polymer, but probably also on its configurational sequence statistics.
  • Metallocene catalysts allow for control of tacticity in polyolefins, making it possible to synthesize materials with a wide range of properties from a single monomer.
  • This association explains strong dependencies of the statistical segment length on tacticity and temperature in the vicinity of the melting point.

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