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Definition of "allylic" []

  • Containing an allyl group, an alkene hydrocarbon group with the formula H2C=CH-CH2- (adjective)

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Use "allylic" in a sentence
  • "He discovered one certain type of solvent called allylic alcohols that turned off the oxidation."
  • "Aconitate isomerase catalyzes the interconversion of cis - and trans-aconitate by a 1, 3 allylic rearrangement that uses the (pro-S) hydrogens of the two substrates."
  • "In 1980 he carried out successful experiments that led to a practical method for the catalytic asymmetric oxidation of allylic alcohols to chiral epoxides."