Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Racemic

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9713

\rā-sē-mik\ adj (1892) Of, relating to, or constituting a compound or mixture that is composed of equal amounts of dextrorotatory (D-) and levorotatory (L-) forms of the same compound and is not optically active (Morrison RT, Boyd RN (1992) Organic chemistry, 6th edn. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA