Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon triple bond and the general formula CnH2n−2.

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  • noun organic chemistry A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond.

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  • noun a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[alky(l) + –(i)ne.]

Examples

  • Since its introduction in 2001 by the Nobel laureate chemist Barry Sharpless of the Scripps Research Institute, the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne reaction has proven extremely valuable for attaching small molecular probes to various biomolecules in a test tube or on fixed cells.

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  • Click chemistry is best known for a copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne reaction that makes it possible for certain chemical building blocks to "click" together in an irreversible linkage, analagous to the snapping together of Lego blocks.

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Follow the leader: the use of leader peptides to guide natural product biosynthesis Rapid behavior-based identification of neuroactive small molecules in the zebrafish Capture and release of alkyne-derivatized glycerophospholipids using cobalt chemistry Domino access to highly substituted chromans and isochromans from carbohydrates

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