Definition of tropolone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈträpəˌlōn/ Pronunciation: /ˈtrō-/


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.

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Syllabification: trop·o·lone

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