acetyl radical


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Noun1.acetyl radical - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)acetyl radical - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
acyl, acyl group - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"
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Generally for a tertiary alkyl ketone, it is very common to undergo Norrish I cleavage and produce corresponding tertiary carbon free radical with leaving of acetyl radical.