multicarbon

multicarbon

(ˌmʌltɪˈkɑːbən)
adj
(Chemistry) having several carbon atoms
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In a study published today, they describe a new catalyst that can achieve carbon dioxide to multicarbon conversion using record-low inputs of energy.
Converting C[O.sub.2] could produce carbon-neutral renewable fuels whereas synthesizing multicarbon chemicals from the C[O.sub.2] could enable the sustainable production of precursors and feedstocks for organic synthesis [70].
From the Greek, methy, "wine," plus trophe, "food," methylotrophs are a diverse group of bacteria that can synthesize all their cell constituents from reduced single-carbon compounds, such as methanol or methane, or multicarbon compounds with no carbon-carbon bonds.