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 (ē′nôl′, ē′nōl′)
An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.

[From -en(e) + -ol.]

e·nol′ic (ē-nŏl′ĭk) adj.


(Elements & Compounds) any organic compound containing the group -CH:CO-, often existing in chemical equilibrium with the corresponding keto form. See keto-enol tautomerism
[C19: from -ene + -ol1]
eˈnolic adj


(ˈi nɔl, ˈi nɒl)

an organic compound containing a hydroxyl group attached to a doubly linked carbon atom.
[1935–40; appar. < Greek (h)én one (neuter) + -ol1]
e•nol•ic (iˈnɒl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.enol - an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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thesis research on The Structure and Reactivity of Enolate Anions was conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After a general introduction and glossary, they cover practical aspects of asymmetric synthesis; enolate azaenolate, and organolithium alkylations; 1,2-additions and 1,4-additions to C=X bonds; aldol and Micheal additions of allyls, enolates, and enolate equivalents; cycloadditions and rearrangements; reductions and hydroborations, and oxidations.
2] has a significantly different chelate structure, based on [beta]-ketone enolate ions.
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They cover synthetic design, stereochemical considerations in planning synthesis, the concept of protecting functional groups, oxidation and reduction as functional group transformations, the chemistry of carbon-carbon pi-bonds and related reactions, formation of carbon-carbon single bonds through enolate anions and organometallic reagents, formation of carbon-carbon pi-bonds, and synthesis of carbocyclic systems.