Definition of vicinal in English:
1.1 Chemistry Relating to or denoting substituents attached to adjacent atoms in a ring or chain.
- The epoxide hydrolases are a family of enzymes that hydrate simple epoxide to vicinal diols and arene oxides to transdihydrodiols.
- The latter are also called vicinal diols, or 1,2-diols.
- The number of vicinal hydroxyl groups corresponds to the chemical and biological activity of the compound; thus kaempferol is often less active than quercetin and myricetin.
Early 17th century: from French, or from Latin vicinalis, from vicinus 'neighbour'.
Words that rhyme with vicinalvaticinal
Definition of vicinal in:
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