cis-trans isomerism

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cis-trans isomerism

[′si¦stranz ī′säm·ə‚riz·əm]
(organic chemistry)
A type of geometrical isomerism found in alkenic systems in which it is possible for each of the doubly bonded carbons to carry two different atoms or groups; two similar atoms or groups may be on the same side (cis) or on opposite sides (trans) of a plane bisecting the alkenic carbons and perpendicular to the plane of the alkenic system.
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Total [beta]-carotene concentration and the concentration of some [beta]-carotene cis-isomers were measured spectrophotometrically and by high-performance liquid chromatography, respectively.
Similar to the notched IZOD impact strength, there is a gradual increasing trend in the tensile strength with increasing the content of cis-isomers of rubber type.
Concerning the stereoselectivity of glucuronidation, cis-isomers were glucuronidated faster than trans-isomers (15).