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1as modifier Of or denoting the divalent radical CO, present in such organic compounds as aldehydes, ketones, amides, and esters, and in organic acids as part of the carboxyl group.‘carbonyl compounds’
- ‘We investigated a role of the glyoxalase detoxification system of precursor reactive carbonyl compounds in the in vivo AGE formation.’
- ‘Most sunscreens are aromatic compounds conjugated with a carbonyl group with an electron-releasing amine or methoxyl group substituted in the ortho - or para - position.’
- ‘In this process carbonyl compounds form hydrates which have different properties from those of the parent (unhydrated chemical + water=hydrated chemical).’
- ‘Perhaps the richest and certainly the most extensively studied cluster compounds are the carbonyl complexes.’
- ‘In simple additions, the carbonyl compounds can behave as both Lewis acids and Lewis bases depending on what reagents are present.’
- 1.1count noun A coordination compound in which one or more carbon monoxide molecules are bonded as neutral ligands to a central metal atom.‘nickel carbonyl’
- ‘It is possible that enols exist in flames as a consequence of interconversion with carbonyls at equilibrium.’
- ‘In particular, he covers fluxional organic molecules, fluxional metal carbonyls, the discovery of agostic hydrogens, arene complexes of lanthanides and actinides, and ï ½ 2, h, h-C 2 H 4 complexes.’
- ‘It is important to distinguish these organic compounds from the organometallic group known as the metal carbonyls.’
- ‘Metal carbonyls have high oscillator strength, large absorption coefficients, and strong electronic resonance in the visible and ultraviolet regimes, making them excellent spectroscopic probes.’
- ‘Two decades later, a particularly interesting group of compounds made from carbon monoxide - the carbonyls - were discovered by the French chemist Paul Sabatier.’
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