Definition of synthon in English:

synthon

Line breaks: syn|thon
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnθɒn
 
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noun

Chemistry
A constituent part of a molecule to be synthesized which is regarded as the basis of a synthetic procedure.
More example sentences
  • Another group discussed comprises carbanionic synthons in which the carbon atom carries a singly bonded heteratom.
  • In the processes according to this aspect of the invention, any of the monomer synthons according to the invention is used in place of the conventional beta-cyanoethyl phosphoramidite.
  • These chains interact via C-Br X synthons to form the three-dimensional structure.

Origin

1960s: from synthesis + -on.

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