Definition of Acyl group

1. Noun. Any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group. "An example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"

Exact synonyms: Acyl
Specialized synonyms: Acetyl, Acetyl Group, Acetyl Radical, Ethanoyl Group, Ethanoyl Radical, Foryml
Generic synonyms: Chemical Group, Group, Radical

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acyl Group

acyl-CoA transferase
acyl-CoA triterpene acyltransferase
acyl-activating enzyme
acyl-coenzyme A
acyl-malonyl-ACP synthase
acyl anhydride
acyl anhydrides
acyl bromide
acyl carrier protein
acyl carrier protein acylase
acyl chloride
acyl chlorides
acyl dihydroxyacetone phosphate oxidoreductase
acyl fluoride
acyl glutamic acid amidohydrolase
acyl group (current term)
acyl halide
acyl halides
acyl iodide
acyl protein synthetase
acyl thioester transacylase
acylagmatine amidase

Literary usage of Acyl group

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"Saponification of the diacyl compound removes the acyl group attached to the oxygen ... If an acyl group is attached to the oxygen of o-nitrophenol and the ..."

2. The Polybasic Acids of Mesitylene by Mary Bidwell Breed (1901)
"A more remarkable example of this is that although only one acyl group can be introduced into benzene, toluene and other hydrocarbons, by the action of an ..."

3. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"Further, the relative weight of the acyl group is a factor in the transformation, the lighter the group, the more easily, as a rule, is the migration ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1904)
"... when the acyl group might take up a para- or an ortho-position relatively to the nitrogen, the former is assumed, apparently exclusively. ..."

5. Theories of Organic Chemistry by Ferdinand August Karl Henrich (1922)
"... between acid chlorides and ethyl acetoacetate so as to obtain at will either one of two classes of derivatives—viz., those in which the acyl group is in ..."

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