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  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to acetylene or its derivatives; having a carbon-to-carbon triple bond

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  • adjective of or related to acetylene


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  • The Camomila extract also contains a bicyclic acetylenic ether which causes some toxicity as a result of its spasmolitic properties.

    Chapter 12

  • This very simple process - which requires a minimum of equipment, is quite safe and usually needs but little supervision - then seemed to be applicable to a whole series of important cases, namely the transformation of unsaturated ethylenic or acetylenic hydrocarbons into saturated hydrocarbons, and the transformation of nitro derivatives into arnines.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • EARLE, F.R. and WOLFF, I.A. (1963) The acetylenic acid in Comandra pallida and Osyris alba seed oils.

    Chapter 5

  • Third-generation acetylenic retinoids developed in the 1980s allowed for the production of a topical retinoid, tazarotene, with demonstrated anti-psoriatic efficacy. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • (50% inhibition at 0.05 mM [10]) [10] CO < 1, 2 > (recombinant protein, expressed in yeast [11]) [7, 8, 11] acetylenic fatty acids

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