containing the .
(modifier) of, denoting, or containing the monovalent group of atoms RCO-, where R is an organic group: acyl group or radical, acyl substitution
an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is directly bound to an acyl group
acyl ac·yl (ās’əl)
A organic radical having the general formula RCO, derived from the removal of a hydroxyl group from an organic acid.
An organic compound containing the group RCO, where R is a halogen. Acyls are formed from organic acids by replacing the hydroxyl group (OH) within the carboxyl group (COOH) with a halogen. For example, acetyl chloride (CH3COCl) is formed by replacing the hydroxyl group of acetic acid (CH3COOH) with a chlorine atom. The names of acyls are formed by replacing the suffix -ic of the acid’s name with -yl.
- Acyl anhydride
noun another name for anhydride (sense 3)
- Acyl coa
acyl coa acyl CoA abbr. acyl coenzyme A.
- Acyl coenzyme a
acyl coenzyme a acyl coenzyme A n. Abbr. acyl CoA A compound that functions as a coenzyme in acylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of fats. Also called acyl-CoA synthetase.
- Acyl group
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
- Acyl halide
noun any derivative of carboxylic acid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced by a halogen atom Also called acid halide