One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting a compound whose molecule contains a ring of atoms of at least two elements (one of which is generally carbon).
- ‘Cooking meats at high temperatures creates chemicals called heterocyclic amines that are otherwise not present in uncooked meats.’
- ‘The majority of photosensitive molecules have a heterocyclic ring structure similar to that of chlorophyll or hemoglobin.’
- ‘Unlike hydrocarbon based aromatics, which react most readily with electrophiles, perfluoro-aromatics and heterocyclic ring systems react better with nucleophiles.’
- ‘The nucleotides found in cells are derivatives of the heterocyclic highly basic, compounds, purine and pyrimidine.’
- ‘Also included are heterocyclic amine compounds, which are formed when meats and eggs are cooked or grilled at high temperatures and also found in cigarette smoke.’
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