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racemization

 [ra″sĕ-mĭ-za´shun]
the transformation of one-half of the molecules of an optically active compound into molecules that possess exactly the opposite (mirror-image) configuration, with complete loss of rotatory power because of the statistical balance between equal numbers of dextrorotatory and levorotatory molecules.

ra·ce·mi·za·tion

(rā'sē-mi-zā'shŭn, rās-mi-),
Partial conversion of one enantiomorph into another (as an l-amino acid to the corresponding d-amino acid) so that the specific optical rotation is decreased, or even reduced to zero, in the resulting mixture.

racemization

/ra·ce·mi·za·tion/ (ra″sĕ-mĭ-za´shun) the transformation of one half of the molecules of an optically active compound into molecules having exactly the opposite configuration, with complete loss of rotatory power because of the statistical balance between the equal numbers of dextro- and levorotatory molecules.

ra·ce·mi·za·tion

(rā'sĕ-mī-zā'shŭn)
Partial conversion of one enantiomorph into another (as an l-amino acid to the corresponding d-amino acid) so that the specific optic rotation is decreased, or even reduced to zero, in the resulting mixture.

racemization

the transformation of one-half of the molecules of an optically active compound into molecules that possess exactly the opposite (mirror-image) configuration, with complete loss of rotatory power because of the statistical balance between equal numbers of dextrorotatory and levorotatory molecules.