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(of a reaction) preferentially producing a particular stereoisomeric form of the product, irrespective of the configuration of the reactant.
- ‘Any chemical reaction that yields predominantly one stereoisomer out of several stereoisomer possibilities is said to be a stereoselective reaction.’
- ‘Our researchers developed a stereoselective synthesis technique and found that although the four enantiomers all taste similar, they have very different odour thresholds.’
- ‘Notably, all riboflavin synthases studied as well as lumazine protein are strictly stereoselective.’
- ‘Such a development might be useful in stereoselective catalytic syntheses.’
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