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  • n. the conversion of a compound into a different isomeric form

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the production of isomeric forms of a given substance or class of substances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself

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Examples

  • Among other applications, tungstated zirconia is used to improve the octane content of gasoline through a process called isomerization, in which a straight chain alkane molecule is converted into a branched chain molecule.

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  • This is carried out by chemical and petrochemical industries in processes such as isomerization, alkylation homologation, etc.

    Hydrocarbons for the 21st Century - The Work of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute

  • It would result in lower lautering efficiency, poor hop isomerization and additional kettle caramelization something I forgot to mention before without the benefit of using less fermenter space.

    Hey Barkeep! Have You Heard Of This High-Gravity Brewing Thing?

  • In addition to cracking, catalytic activities include dehydrogenation, hydrogenation, and isomerization.

    Cracking

  • Hydrocracking also performs isomerization for pour-point control and smoke-point control, both of which are important in high-quality jet fuel.

    Cracking

  • Reforming represents the total effect of numerous reactions such as cracking, polymerization, dehydrogenation, and isomerization taking place simultaneously (Figure 9).

    Cracking

  • Currently, technical proposals are being reviewed for the construction of three units: a 32,000 bbl/d continuous catalytic reformer (CCR) unit; a 27,000 bbl/d isomerization unit; and a 62,000 bbl/d hydrotreater.

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  • However, isomerization of b-G6P occurs at a significant rate.

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  • The various CLA are produced in the rumen of ruminant animals mainly by the bacteria Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens through reactions of isomerization and biohydrogenation.

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and breast milk | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • There were plenty of structural talks (probably a bit too much) but I found particularly interesting the work of Ivan Dikic that presented extensive novel work on ubiquitin binding domains and Charalampos Kalodimos that presented his lab's work on potential functional roles of proline isomerization (Pubmed).

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