stereospecific synthesis

stereospecific synthesis

[¦ster·ē·ō·spə′sif·ik ′sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
Catalytic polymerization of monomer molecules to produce stereospecific polymers, as with Ziegler or Natta catalysts (derived from a transition metal halide and a metal alkyl).
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Stereospecific synthesis of selectively C-7-acetalized substituted 4a[beta]-methyl-3,4,4a,5,6,8a [alpha]-hexahydronaphthalene-1(2H), 7(8H)diones.
Other groups focus on applications of chiral transition-metal organometallics and coordination complexes in metal mediated stereospecific synthesis of asymmetric carbon and main group element compounds.
New methodology for the stereospecific synthesis of glycosides is also being developed.