specific rotation


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specific rotation

n. Symbol α
The arc of rotation, expressed in angular degrees, through which the plane of polarized light moves when it is in a light path one decimeter in length passing through a solution containing one gram of a compound per one milliliter water.
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Based on the specific rotation value of the pumps obtained above, the type of pump to be used that corresponds to the specific value of the round was the type of mixed flow pump with a specific rotation between 4000 < Ns <10000
The specific rotation is a dispersive parameter, depending on the light wavelength, both directly, through the factor 1/[[lambda].sub.0] and indirectly through the refractive index dispersion n([lambda]).
On closer investigation, no specific trend could be detected with regard to differences between specific years and specific rotations.
This phytotoxic substance was further characterized by high resolution ESIMS, [sup.1]H-, [sup.13]C-NMR, CD, and specific rotation (supplementary materials S1-S7).
An additional gravitational test of QCM would be a laboratory experiment with a slowly rotating attractor mass producing a repulsive effect to counteract the Newtonian attraction at specific rotation frequencies for the given separation distance to the affected mass.
According to equation (7), total specific thrust (thrust per unit cross-section) coincided with specific advance energy and was added to specific rotation energy, to give total [E.sub.s].
The specific rotation of Isoborneol and (S)-(-)-endo borneol was studied under six different wavelengths: 365nm, 405nm, 436nm, 546nm, 589nm, and 633nm.
Harvesting of adherent cells is achieved by following specific rotation programs in combination with detaching solutions.
The university-community partnership was the locus for all decision-making regarding specific rotation plans.