Definition of tropolone in English:


Syllabification: trop·o·lone
Pronunciation: /ˈträpəˌlōn, ˈtrō-


  • An organic compound present in various plants, with a molecule based on a seven-membered carbon ring.
    • Chemical formula: C7H6O2
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    • Negative controls were previously incubated in 10 mM tropolone, a specific inhibitor for PPO activity.
    • Most remarkably, with the addition of one water molecule to tropolone the observed tunneling splitting vanishes.
    • Various derivatives of tropolone have been synthesized, and recently three independent syntheses of tropolone have been described.


1940s: from tropilidine (a liquid hydrocarbon) + -ol + -one.

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