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ep·i·mer

 (ĕp′ə-mər)
n.
One of two molecules that differ in the spatial arrangement of atoms or groups surrounding only one of two or more chiral atoms in the structure.

[epi- + -mer, isomer.]

epimer

(ɪˈpɪməˌrɪzəm) chem
n
(Chemistry) either of two optical isomers differing from each other only in the configuration of the atoms about one asymmetric carbon atom
n
(Chemistry) either of two isomers differentiated by the position of the atoms around a single asymmetric carbon atom
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An alternative origin for scyllo-IP6 is epimerisation of phytate (L'Annunziata 1975) and the strong correlation between phytate and scyllo-[IP.
One drop of 6 mol/L HCl solution was added, and the pH was increased from 2 to 3 in order to minimise degradation and epimerisation of tetracycline and its adsorption to silanol groups that may be present in glassware (Sassman and Lee 2005).