Definition of synthon in English:

synthon

Syllabification: syn·thon
Pronunciation: /ˈsinˌTHän
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A constituent part of a molecule to be synthesized that 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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