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isotactic macromolecule

A tactic macromolecule, essentially comprising only one species of configurational base unit, which has chiral or prochiral atoms in the main chain in a unique arrangement with respect to its adjacent constitutional units.
  1. In an isotactic macromolecule, the configurational repeating unit is identical with the configurational base unit.
  2. An isotactic macromolecule consists of meso diads.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287 (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2292
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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