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syndiotactic macromolecule

A tactic macromolecule, 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.
  1. In a syndiotactic macromolecule, the configurational repeating unit consists of two configurational base units that are enantiomeric.
  2. 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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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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