Definitions

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

  • noun An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several compounds containing the unsaturated alcoholic group –CH:COH–.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.

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

  • noun an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom

Etymologies

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

[From –en(e) + –ol.]

Examples

  • A paper entitled "The Detection of Ethylketen and enol-Crotonaldehyde in the Vapour-phase Photolysis of trans-Crotonaldehyde" reported some of my work in 1968 after I had moved on to graduate school.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography

  • We could show spectroscopically that the enol-aldehyde of methylglyoxal was really the enzyme's product49.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • The formation of an enol may explain the anti-microbial properties since enols are known to show disinfectant properties.

    Chapter 7

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Including plastic ingredients like phthalates and bisphenol-A, these commonplace compounds are known to mimic female hormones and thwart the production of testosterone, explains Shanna Swan, Ph. D., director of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

    Whole Life Times

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Chemical shift equivalence by rapid interconversion of structures may occur due to rapid rotation about bonds or due the rapid chemical changes such as keto-enol tautomerism.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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