a colorless, toxic, and fuming liquid of pungent odor, c 2 h 3 ocl, soluble in ether, acetone, and acetic acid: used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.
a colourless pungent liquid used as an acetylating agent. formula: ch3cocl also called ethanoyl chloride
- Acetyl-coenzyme a
the acetylated form of coenzyme a, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.
- Acetyl coa
the acetylated form of coenzyme a, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism. acetyl coa abbr. acetyl coenzyme a
- Acetyl group
the univalent group, ch 3 co–, derived from acetic acid.
- Acetyl-coa synthetase
acetyl-coa synthetase acetyl-coa synthetase n. a ligase that catalyzes the formation of acetyl coa from acetate and coa. also called acetate-coa ligase.
to introduce one or more groups into (a compound). to become acetylated. verb (transitive) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound) (intransitive) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer subst-tution of an acetyl group