Definition of Acetyl

1. Noun. The organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-).

Definition of Acetyl

1. n. A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.

Definition of Acetyl

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) The univalent radical CH3CO- derived from acetic acid. ¹

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Definition of Acetyl

1. a univalent radical [n -S] : ACETYLIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Acetyl

1. This is the radical of acetic acid, it contains a carbonyl and a methyl group that is single-bonded to the carbon, an oxygen is single-bonded to the carbon, and the carbon has two other bonds to the rest of the molecule. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetyl

acetrizoate sodium
acetrizoic acid
acetyl (current term)
acetyl-CoA-1-alkyl-2-lyso-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine acetyltransferase
acetyl-CoA:alpha-glucosaminide acetyltransferase
acetyl-CoA - lysine N6-acetyltransferase
acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase
acetyl-CoA acylase
acetyl-CoA acyltransferase
acetyl-CoA c-acetyltransferase
acetyl-CoA c-acyltransferase
acetyl-CoA carboxylase
acetyl-CoA deacylase
acetyl-CoA hydrolase
acetyl-CoA ligase
acetyl-CoA synthetase

Literary usage of Acetyl

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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"It may be emphasised again that in the case of castor oil the acetyl value ... In the determination of the acetyl value of the natural oils and fats which ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1902)
"9> 195 acetyl chloride, action of, on benzaldehyde in the presence of zinc dust (abst. ... 2225 acetyl, determination of, by means of magnesia (abst. ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1894)
"Otherwise considered, the acetyl derivatives are about one-half less poisonous than the corresponding urethanes. As to their molecular weight, these bodies ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"rule, acetyl derivatives which are insoluble in cold water ; tertiary amines either do not react, or form soluble acetates and hydrochlorides. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"action of pentachloride of phosphorus, the group HO is replaced by СЯ, and chloride of acetyl C2H'Od is produced. (See ACETIC Aero, and ACIDS, p. 44. ..."

6. Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"The following are the oxygen compounds of acetyl. acetyl . ... It will be observed that aldehyde occupies the same place in the acetyl series that alcohol ..."

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