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keto-

or ket-
pref.
Ketone; ketone group: ketosis.

[From ketone.]

keto-

or before a vowel

ket-

combining form
indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone or is derived from a ketone: ketose; ketoxime.

ke•to

(ˈki toʊ)

adj.
of or derived from a ketone.
[1910–15]

keto-

a combining form representing ketone: ketosteroid.
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In general the Schiff bases that are derived from salicylaldehyde exist mainly as the enol-tautomer with a variable contribution from the keto-tautomer (depending on the substituents) while those derived from 2- hydroxynaphthaldehyde are dominated by the keto- tautomer structure [5].
The previous studies indicate that the keto- tautomer is the more stable structure in both HNQ [7- 25] and HNQ-azo [26-31] (Fig.
As known from previous results [44] a keto- tautomer is more stable in an azo-compound than in the analogous Schiff base the same E divergences are observed in Table-5.