Definition of isotactic in English:

isotactic

Pronunciation /ˌīsəˈtaktik/ /ˌaɪsəˈtæktɪk/

adjective

Chemistry
  • (of a polymer) in which all the repeating units have the same stereochemical configuration.

    • ‘This extremely desirable structure owes its elasticity to the isotactic nature of the polymer, and for this reason these polymers are used for the manufacturing of car tires.’
    • ‘Best known for his work in polymer chemistry, Vandenberg independently discovered isotactic polypropylene.’
    • ‘The original results in production of isotactic and stereoblock type polypropylenes are presented.’
    • ‘Nor have we found crystalline isotactic poly (para-methylstyrene) reported elsewhere in the literature.’
    • ‘We recently reported the retardation of the rate of crystallization, measured calorimetrically, in isotactic polystyrene nucleated with silica.’

Origin

1950s from iso-‘equal’ + Greek taktos ‘arranged’+ -ic.

Pronunciation

isotactic

/ˌīsəˈtaktik/ /ˌaɪsəˈtæktɪk/