from The Century Dictionary.

  • Related to or containing a ketone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone.

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  • adjective organic chemistry Of, relating to, or being a ketone.


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  • The decongestant effect of ketonic terpenes is well known (c.f. menthone, etc.) and so it is not surprising that these compounds have a calming effect on respiratory conditions.

    Chapter 7

  • "All I remember from my class in it, aside from the stinks in the lab, is that the human sex hormones are much the same, except that the female is ketonic and the male is alcoholic."

    Inconstant Star

  • The anti-microbial properties, however, are rather more difficult to explain on the basis of ketonic structures.

    Chapter 7

  • O although by a little further 'manipulation' of the symbols the change could, of course, be represented by reference to the ketonic formula.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The transition from a cellulose-ketone to the lignone-ketone involves a simple condensation without rearrangement; from which we may argue back to the greater probability of the ketonic structure of the cellulose.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • This latter method is being extended to the investigation of typical celluloses, and the results appear to confirm the view that cellulose may be of ketonic constitution.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Simultaneously there is formed an oxygluconic acid, which appears to be a ketonic acid of formula

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The phenol process is therefore equally accurate, has the advantages above noted, and, in addition, is less liable to error from the pressure in the distillates obtained from vegetable substances of volatile products, e.g. ketonic compounds, accompanying the furfural.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • We revert with preference to a definitely ketonic formula, for which, moreover, some farther grounds remain to be mentioned.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • As the reaction is mainly confined to the cellulose of the fibre, we have this additional evidence that the typical carbonyl is of ketonic function.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900


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