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(ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk; ˌstɪər-)
(Chemistry) chem relating to or having a fixed position in space, as in the spatial arrangements of atoms in certain polymers


(ˌstɛr i oʊ spəˈsɪf ɪk, ˌstɪər-)

1. producing or restricted to a specific stereoisomer: a stereospecific catalyst.
ster`e•o•spec`i•fic′i•ty (-ˌspɛs əˈfɪs ɪ ti) n.
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Supplement, the existence of oxygen and nitrogen donor atoms in the complexes provides this compound effective and hydrolysis, reduction, stereospecific catalysts for oxidation and other transformation of inorganic and organic chemistry and they also show biological activity [6].
Since compounds having the GlcNAc [alpha]1-4Gal unit would be expected as potential inhibitors in the growth of Helicobacter pylori, their efficient and practical synthesis in a stereospecific manner is necessary.
For NMNVA, we can talk about the potential stereospecific regions corresponding to the two-side chain methyl: [alpha]-region for the one bonded to the carbonyl group and [beta]-region for the one bonded to the nitrogen atom (Figure 5(a)).
Opioid agonist produces a local anesthetic like on the surface of excitable cell membranes that does not involve a stereospecific receptor and may contribute to some of their actions.
The stereospecific distribution of the fatty acids in the milk fat triacylglycerol comes out with considerable variability (Parodi, 1979; Angers et al.
Stereospecific determination of cis- and trans-resveratrol in rat plasma by HPLC: application to pharmacokinetic studies.
Stereospecific and redox-sensitive increase in monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells by homocysteine.
Notably, origin of life researchers have not been able to explain how highly stereospecific information-bearing homopolymers originated.
However hydroxyproline was known to confer a greater stability than proline in the Y position and this stabilization was shown to be stereospecific and dependent on being in the Y position.