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alkyl group

Definition of the noun alkyl group

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  1. any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons

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Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Chemistry (1987)

by D. Brynn Hibbert, A.M. James

alkyl group (Alk). Group formed by the removal of a hydrogen atom from an aliphatic HYDROCARBON. The group is named according to the parent hydrocarbon by replacing the suffix –ane by —yl (e.g., methyl, CH3–; ethyl, ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2014)

by Andrew Hunt

alkyl group: a group of carbon and hydrogen atoms that forms part of the structure of a molecule . The simplest example is the methyl groupCH 3¦, which is methane with one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry, 6 Volume Set (2017)

by Zerong Wang, Uta Wille, Eusebio Juaristi

Methylthio group can be “tagged” via Au–S binding interaction using preformed 5 nm gold colloidal nanoparticles, whereas the perfluorinated alkyl group allows the analysis of the nanotubes by 19F NMR and XPS spectroscopy. Radical ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

alkyl group (chemistry) GROUP formed by removing a HYDROGEN ATOM from an ALIPHATIC COMPOUND, e.g. methane (CH4) and ETHANE (C2H6) form ...

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