, essentially comprising alternating enantiomeric configurational base units
, which have chiral
or prochiral atoms in the main chain
in a unique arrangement with respect to their adjacent constitutional units
In a syndiotactic macromolecule, the configurational repeating unit consists of two configurational base units that are enantiomeric.
A syndiotactic macromolecule consists of racemo diads.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287
(Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2292
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