Definition of Racemization

1. Noun. (chemistry) The formation of a racemate from a pure enantiomer. ¹



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Definition of Racemization

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Racemization

1. Partial conversion of one enantiomorph into another (as an l-amino acid to the corresponding d-amino acid) so that the specific optical rotation is decreased, or even reduced to zero, in the resulting mixture. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Racemization

raceme
racemed
racemelike
racemes
racemethorphan
racemic
racemic acid
racemic mixture
racemiferous
racemiform
racemise
racemised
racemises
racemism
racemisms
racemization (current term)
racemizations
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racemoramide
racemorphanol
racemose
racemose gland
racemous
racemule

Literary usage of Racemization

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Studies of both the racemization and dehydration processes indicate that this racemization occurs only during dehydration. The racemization has been ..."

2. The Optical Rotating Power of Organic Substances and Its Practical Applications by Hans Landolt, Otto Schönrock, Paul Lindner (1902)
"In changes like the above, by keeping the temperatures as low as possible, the racemization may be often prevented and 1 Schulze and Bosshard: Ztschr. ..."

3. The Optical Rotating Power of Organic Substances and Its Practical Applications by Hans Landolt, Otto Schönrock, Paul Lindner (1902)
"The racemization of terpenes is hastened by addition of sulphuric acid, ... racemization by Conversion of Asymmetric Bodies into Asymmetric Derivatives. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A measure of this partial racemization can be estimated from the percentages of D amino acids determined in the top sample, core 4 (0 to 0.15), ..."

5. The Elements of Stereochemistry by Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch, Alfred Werner (1901)
"racemization.— The methods of separation by means of simple crystallization very rarely give good results, for the reason that ..."

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