Definition of tropolone in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒpələʊn/


[mass noun] Chemistry
An organic compound present in various plants, with a molecule based on a seven-membered carbon ring.
  • Chemical formula: C7H6O2.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tropo|lone

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.