noun[as modifier] Chemistry
- 1Of or denoting the divalent radical CO, present in such organic compounds as aldehydes, ketones, amides, and esters, and in organic acids as part of the carboxyl group: carbonyl compoundsMore example sentences
- In simple additions, the carbonyl compounds can behave as both Lewis acids and Lewis bases depending on what reagents are present.
- Perhaps the richest and certainly the most extensively studied cluster compounds are the carbonyl complexes.
- In this process carbonyl compounds form hydrates which have different properties from those of the parent (unhydrated chemical + water=hydrated chemical).
- 1.1 [count noun] A coordination compound in which one or more carbon monoxide molecules are bonded as neutral ligands to a central metal atom: nickel carbonylMore example sentences
- In particular, he covers fluxional organic molecules, fluxional metal carbonyls, the discovery of agostic hydrogens, arene complexes of lanthanides and actinides, and ï ½ 2, h, h-C 2 H 4 complexes.
- Two decades later, a particularly interesting group of compounds made from carbon monoxide - the carbonyls - were discovered by the French chemist Paul Sabatier.
- It is important to distinguish these organic compounds from the organometallic group known as the metal carbonyls.
More definitions of carbonylDefinition of carbonyl in:
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