Definition of tropolone in English:

tropolone

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] An organic compound present in various plants, with a molecule based on a seven-membered carbon ring.

    • ‘Negative controls were previously incubated in 10 mM tropolone, a specific inhibitor for PPO activity.’
    • ‘Most remarkably, with the addition of one water molecule to tropolone the observed tunneling splitting vanishes.’
    • ‘Various derivatives of tropolone have been synthesized, and recently three independent syntheses of tropolone have been described.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to oral care compositions suitable for preventing or treating diseases or conditions of the oral cavity in warm-blooded animals including humans, comprising an oral care effective amount of at least one tropolone compound in combination with at least one essential oil, and a pharmaceutically acceptable oral carrier.’

Origin

1940s: from tropilidine (a liquid hydrocarbon) + -ol + -one.

Pronunciation:

tropolone

/ˈtrɒpələʊn/