Definition of isopropyl in English:


Line breaks: iso|pro¦pyl
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsəʊˈprəʊpʌɪl
, -pɪl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting the alkyl radical —CH(CH3)2, derived from propane by removal of a hydrogen atom from the middle carbon atom.
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    • Three glyphosate salts are currently being marketed: isopropyl amine, ammonium and di-ammonium salt.
    • On the other hand, virtually no hydrolysis occurs with an isopropyl group and the return of AChE is dependent upon synthesis of a new enzyme.
    • In the laboratory, however, allolactose is usually replaced by the analogous compound isopropyl thiogalactose, which is not metabolized.

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