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Definition of "enolate" [enolate]

  • Any metal salt of the enol form of a tautomeric aldehyde or ketone (noun)

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Use "enolate" in a sentence
  • "It exploits the promiscuous aldolase activity of the enzyme macrophomate synthase (MPS) to add pyruvate enolate diastereoselectively to a wide range of structurally complex aldehydes."
  • "(The mixture gradually became homogeneous as the precipitated Na-enolate salt of the di-Me-acetonedicarboxylate re-dissolved with heating)."
  • "This structure has a resonance form, an enolate ion, in which a double bond is formed between this negative carbon and the carbonyl carbon, the C-O bond becomes a single bond, and the negative charge is placed on the oxygen atom."
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