racemization

[ ras-uh-muh-zey-shuhn, rey-see-muh- ]

nounChemistry.
  1. the conversion of an optically active substance into an optically inactive mixture of equal amounts of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory forms.

Origin of racemization

1
First recorded in 1890–95; raceme + -ization

Words Nearby racemization

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