Definition of "pyrrole" []

  • A five-membered heterocyclic ring compound, C4H5N, having an odor similar to chloroform, that is the parent compound of protoporphyrin. (noun)

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Use "pyrrole" in a sentence
  • "First reported in 1993 (ref. 2), it is part of a family of compounds known as pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids, which may help to deter fish from snacking on the sponge or prevent microbes from taking up residence."
  • "But I thought I used a simple SMILES when I typed C1CNCC1, but ChemSpider got it wrong : The correct structure should be pyrrolidine, not pyrrole."
  • "The main reason for the latter investigation was the synthesis of these natural pyrrole pigments."