nitro group

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Noun1.nitro group - the group -NO3
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
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The average nitration is less than one nitro group per insulin molecule.
And there's the nitro group, I know that the chemists don't like those, but we don't have to keep it on there, do we?
The electron-withdrawing nature of the nitro group and stability of the benzene ring, makes nitro-aromatic compounds resistant to oxidative degradation.
These studies also strengthened their earlier hypothesis that nitro group attenuates the bactericidal effect.
A nitro group consists of three atoms--one of nitrogen and two of oxygen--that act as one.
01 to 6 g/L; at least one substance d) selected from the group consisting of d1) a silicon-free compound having at least one of an amino, an urea or an ureido group; d2) an anion of nitrite or a compound having at least one nitro group, d3) a peroxide compound; and d4) at least one of a phophorus-containing compound, an anion of at least one phosphate or an anion of at least one phosphonate; and e) water.
The nitro group is one of the best electrophores as regards to both ease of reduction and versatility of derived products.
Contrary to our expectations, however, nitro group substitution in either position 3 or 5 of the coumarin moiety decreased the molar absorptivity of the acetate derivatives up to 10-fold.
In this ambidextrous dopant, the 2-octyloxy side chain is coupled to the thioindigo core of the molecule through the nitro group and induces a positive polarization.