One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An organic compound present in various plants, with a molecule based on a seven-membered carbon ring.
Chemical formula: C₇H₆O₂
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
1940s: from tropilidine (a liquid hydrocarbon) + -ol + -one.
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