open-chain


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Adj.1.open-chain - having an open chain structure
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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Overviews address structural types of [beta]-amino acid targets and those present in natural products, and other papers address advances in the synthesis of oligomers, methods of the asymmetric synthesis of cyclic and open-chain [beta]-amino acids, and preparing libraries of enantopure [beta]-amino acids using combinatorial approaches.
Compare this to an open-chain kinetic activity, where the distal aspect of the extremity is not fixed, as in the case of non-weight bearing leg extension.
Types of exercise that have been prescribed include aerobic exercise (walking, cycling, water aerobics) and both closed- and open-chain strength/resistance exercise.