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An organic compound whose molecule contains a three-membered ring involving an oxygen atom and two carbon atoms.
- ‘They are either reduced by glutathione peroxidases to unreactive fatty acid alcohols or they react with metals to produce epoxides, aldehydes, etc.’
- ‘The process produces such key industrial chemicals as ethylene oxide, the simplest epoxide.’
- ‘Originally epoxides were named as oxides of alkenes.’
- ‘The lipid hydroperoxide thus formed will decompose into alkoxy radicals, aldehydes, alkenes, epoxides and alcohols.’
- ‘It was suggested that the formation of the epoxides was due to the reactivity of singlet oxygen with double bonds.’
1930s: from epi- ‘in addition’+ oxide.
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