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  • noun organic chemistry Any of a class of unsaturated diols of the form R-C(OH)=C(OH)-R, often produced by enolization


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  • The requirement for one base and one electrophile may be a major factor in preserving the cis-enediol mechanism in evolution.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • This implies a cis-enediol intermediate. cis-enediol intermediates have the advantage of requiring only

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • A relation between the cis-enediol mechanism and the anomeric specificity of isomerases.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • The proposed intermediate, EH. enediol-P was found to partition about equally in the forward and back direction as shown by the equal incorporation of

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • Since ring closing is the reverse of ring opening, we wondered if enzymes with a cis-enediol intermediate would be defined in the ring closing step.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • For these proton transfers to have been intramolecular, they would both have come from the same face of the enediol intermediates.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography


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