Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun chemistry the conversion of a compound into a different isomeric form

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  • noun 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.

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