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  • adj. Having substituents arranged in alternating (rather than random) configuration in each repeat unit

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Examples

  • Prof. Natta extended the research conducted by Ziegler on organometallic catalysts to the stereospecific polymerization, thus discovering new classes of polymers with a sterically ordered structure, viz. isotactic, syndiotactic and di-isotactic polymers and linear non branched olefinic polymers and copolymers with an atactic (or sterically nonordered) structure.

    Giulio Natta - Biography

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