Definitions

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

  • n. The bivalent radical CO. Also called carbonyl group.
  • n. A metal compound, such as Ni(CO)4, containing the CO group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In organic chemistry, a divalent functional group, (-CO-), characteristic of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, carboxylic acid anhydrides, carbonyl halides, esters and others.
  • n. Any compound of a metal with carbon monoxide, such as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The radical (CO)'', occuring, always combined, in many compounds, as the aldehydes, the ketones, urea, carbonyl chloride, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hypothetical organic radical having the formula CO.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
  • adj. relating to or containing the carbonyl group

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Examples

  • That leaves the oxygen with a very friendly bond dangling, and it likes to hook up with its nearby carbon buddy, to form what is called the carbonyl bond.

    Alcohol

  • It is a good idea to coat all wood and bamboo roof materials with an anti-termite solution-such as carbonyl, Xylophene, or Creosote.

    Chapter 6

  • The culinary exploits were pursued further with the progress to open sandwiches, having a flat molecule on one side of the metal atom, and with only small molecules such as carbonyl, methyl or ethyl groups on the other side.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973 - Presentation Speech

  • Other compounds detected in volcanic gases are oxygen (meteoric), hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen bromide, nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur hexafluoride, carbonyl sulfide, and organic compounds.

    The BBC and global warming

  • The dotted red lines are hydrogen bonds between amide and carbonyl groups in the peptide bonds.

    Pauling's Alpha-helix

  • The tests did not detect the presence or found only very limited or occasional indications of sulfur compounds of particular interest — hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide, and carbonyl sulfide.

    Long anticipated Chinese drywall report short on answers

  • The tests did not detect the presence or found only very limited or occasional indications of sulfur compounds of particular interest—hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide, and carbonyl sulfide.

    Long anticipated Chinese drywall report short on answers

  • T.sting found that carbon disulfide and carbonyl sulfide are being emitted by some of its drywall, but not at levels that would damage health, says Phillip T. Goad, principal toxicologist and partner at the Center for T.xicology and Environmental Health in North Little Rock, Ark. T.e center is a private company hired by Knauf T.anjin that consults and does testing for corporations and government agencies.

    The Prisoners of Drywall

  • In this study, the levels of reactive carbonyl compounds in commercial carbonated soft drinks were found to be astonishingly high.

    High-fructose corn syrup fights back | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Therefore, even if a soft drink is sweetened with sucrose, unbound sucrose and fructose will start to appear immediately and be available to participate in carbonyl forming reactions.

    High-fructose corn syrup fights back | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

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