keto-enol tautomerism


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keto-enol tautomerism

(ˈkiːtəʊˈiːnɒl)
n
(Chemistry) chem tautomerism in which the tautomers are an enol and a keto form. The change occurs by transfer of a hydrogen atom within the molecule
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Hydrazone Schiff base plays an important role in inorganic chemistry, as it can easily form stable complexes with most transition metal ions due to its ability to form keto-enol tautomerism (Figure 1) [1-4].
Nagy, "The catalytic effect of water on the keto-enol tautomerism. Pyruvate and acetylacetone: a computational challenge," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol.
Considering the extensive usage of tripodal multidentate chelating systems, we in our present work report the synthesis of a novel multidentate imine-naphthol based tripodal ligand along with spectroscopic details and discussion of keto-enol tautomerism shown by the ligand (Figure 1).