acyloin

noun
acyl·​oin | \ ə-ˈsi-lə-wən, -ˌwēn; ˈa-sə-ˌlȯin, ˌa-sə-ˈlō-ən \
plural -s

Definition of acyloin

: an alpha-hydroxy ketone (as benzoin) of the general formula RCOCH(OH)R

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First Known Use of acyloin

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acyloin

International Scientific Vocabulary acyl + benzoin

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The first known use of acyloin was in 1907

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“Acyloin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acyloin. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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