racemic


racemic

racemic [rey-see-mik, -sem-ik, ruh-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. noting or pertaining to any of various organic compounds in which racemism occurs.

Origin of racemic 1830–40; French racémique Latin racēm(us) raceme + French -ique -ic Examples from the Web for racemic Historical Examples of racemic

  • In the one case, therefore, the racemic compound has a higher, in the other a lower melting point than the active forms.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • The lower isothermal, on the other hand, would be obtained at a temperature at which the racemic compound could be formed.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • As, for instance, strychnine racemate, a compound of racemic acid with the optically active strychnine.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • Racemic acid is rather less soluble than tartaric, and separates first from a solution containing the two acids.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • A solution of racemic acid precipitates a neutral salt of calcium, which is not the case with tartaric acid.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • British Dictionary definitions for racemic racemic adjective

    1. chem of, concerned with, or being a mixture of equal amounts of enantiomers and consequently having no optical activity

    Derived Formsracemism (ˈræsɪˌmɪzəm, rəˈsiːmɪzəm), nounWord Origin for racemic C19: from raceme (as in racemic acid) + -ic racemic in Medicine racemic [rā-sē′mĭk, -sĕm′ĭk, rə-] adj.

    1. Of or relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.

    racemic in Science racemic [rə-sē′mĭk]

    1. Relating to a chemical compound that contains equal quantities of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms of the compound and therefore does not rotate the plane of incident polarized light.
    2. Relating to or consisting of racemes.

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