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  • adj. relating to or containing the carbonyl group

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  • These requirements consisted of a uracil group or an amide group in a cis-conformation, which presented the nitrogen-bond hydrogen and the carbonylic oxygen on the same side of the molecule (usually amide groups are in a trans-conformation, with the nitrogen-bond hydrogen and the carbonylic oxygen oriented in opposite directions) (Figure 3D).

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  • Rather than becoming halogenated, methyl ketones are oxidized to a carbonylic acid in which the methyl group has been removed.

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