Definition of Racemize

1. Verb. (chemistry) To convert an enantiomer into a racemic mixture ¹



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Definition of Racemize

1. to convert into a racemic compound [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Racemize

racemelike
racemes
racemethorphan
racemic
racemic acid
racemic mixture
racemiferous
racemiform
racemise
racemised
racemises
racemism
racemisms
racemization
racemizations
racemize (current term)
racemized
racemizes
racemizing
racemoid
racemoramide
racemorphanol
racemose
racemose gland
racemous
racemule
racemules
racemulose

Literary usage of Racemize

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"As proof that the continued boiling did not racemize the mandelic acid, i gram was dissolved in hydrochloric acid (D 1.118) and made up to 50 cc. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Of the amino acids that could be measured, a-alanine and glutamic acid appear to racemize most quickly during mild alkaline treatment (8) and, therefore, ..."

3. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"Now since the acids having free carboxyl groups do not racemize, the fact that most of them are racemized by alkali treatment of the proteins shows that the ..."

4. Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1911)
"Now, when we attempt to racemize dextro-camphoric acid by any of the usual methods, it ia found that instead of producing an equimolecular mixture of ..."

5. The Chemistry of the Non-benzenoid Hydrocarbons and Their Simple Derivativesby Benjamin Talbott Brooks by Benjamin Talbott Brooks (1922)
"That heat tends to racemize optically active hydrocarbons is well known but in most cases distillation at atmospheric pressure, of the terpenes, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Heating is the usual method of effecting the conversion. Some substances racemize spontaneously at ordinary temperatures ..."

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