stereospecificity

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stereospecificity

[¦ster·ē·ō·spə·sə′fis·ə d·ē]
(organic chemistry)
The condition of a polymer whose molecular structure has a fixed spatial (geometric) arrangement of its constituent atoms, thus having crystalline properties; for example, synthetic natural rubber, cis-polyisoprene.
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These systems allow poly (butadiene) with high stereospecifity (>90% of 1,4-trans units) to be obtained; however, they have low yield (40-50%) (23), (25).