aromatic compound

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aromatic compound

aromatic compound

Biodegradation of aromatic compounds by microalgae

Mercury resistance in aromatic compound degrading Pseudomonas strains

Halogenation of aromatic compounds: thermodynamic, mechanistic and ecological aspects

Monitoring Human Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds

An inducible Streptomyces gene cluster involved in aromatic compound metabolism

Catabolic versatility of aromatic compound-degrading halophilic bacteria

Anaerobic metabolism of aromatic compounds via the benzoyl-CoA pathway

32P-Post-labelling method improvements for aromatic compound-related molecular epidemiology studies

Production of aromatic compounds during methanogenic degradation of straw in rice field soil

Analysis of preference for carbon source utilization among three strains of aromatic compounds degrading Pseudomonas

In-vitro activity of dicationic aromatic compounds and fluconazole against Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida spp.

Effect of Aromatic Nitroso-Compounds on Superoxide-Generating Activity in Neutrophils

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New Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship Models Improve Predictability of Ames Mutagenicity for Aromatic Azo Compounds

Separation of Aliphatic and Aromatic Acids, Aromatic Sulfonates, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, and Chelating Agents on a Reversed-Phase Column Without Ion Pairing

Purification and characterization of benzoate-CoA ligase from Magnetospirillum sp. strain TS-6 capable of aerobic and anaerobic degradation of aromatic compounds

Assessing the Predictiveness of the Syrian Hamster Embryo Cell Transformation Assay for Determining the Rodent Carcinogenic Potential of Single Ring Aromatic/Nitroaromatic Amine Compounds


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An organic compound that contains a benzene ring in its molecules or that has chemical properties similar to benzene. Aromatic compounds are unsaturated compounds, yet they do not easily partake in addition reactions. Instead they undergo electrophilic substitution.

Benzene, the archetypal aromatic compound, has an hexagonal ring of carbon atoms and the classical formula (the Kekulé structure) would have alternating double and single bonds. In fact all the bonds in benzene are the same length intermediate between double and single C-C bonds. The properties arise because the electrons in the π-orbitals are delocalized over the ring, giving an extra stabilization energy of 150 kJ mol−1 over the energy of a Kekulé structure. The condition for such delocalization is that a compound should have a planar ring with (4n+2) pi electrons – this is known as the Hückel rule. Aromatic behaviour is also found in heterocyclic compounds such as pyridine. Aromatic character can be detected by the presence of a ring current using NMR. See also annulenes; nonbenzenoid aromatic; pseudoaromatic.

http://www.acdlabs.com/iupac/nomenclature/79/r79_61.htm Information about IUPAC nomenclature

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