stereogenic

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stereogenic (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry, physics) describing a grouping of atoms in a molecule
    • 1997[1], Aldrichimica Acta, volume 30, No 4: 
      Vinylcyclopropanes with up to three stereogenic centers are readily formed in the reaction between vinylcarbenoids and alkenes.
    1. consisting of a central atom and four distinguishable ligands such that the interchange of any two leads to a stereoisomer
    2. consisting of four non-coplanar atoms such that rotation about the central bond leads to a stereoisomer
    3. consisting of a double bond with substituents which give rise to cis-trans isomerism