organometallic

adjective

or·​gan·​o·​me·​tal·​lic ˌȯr-gə-nō-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce organometallic (audio)
ȯr-ˌga-nə-
: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usually contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon
organometallic noun

Examples of organometallic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although fullerene wheels must be attached in the final synthetic step, p-carborane- and ruthenium-based wheels do not inhibit organometallic coupling reactions, which allows a more convergent synthesis of molecular machines. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2015 Zheng Huang, a chemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has discovered a way to melt plastic by combining it with an organometallic compound—a mixture of an organic molecule like petroleum ether and metallic lithium. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2016

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First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of organometallic was in 1852

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“Organometallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organometallic. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

organometallic

adjective
or·​gan·​o·​me·​tal·​lic -mə-ˈtal-ik How to pronounce organometallic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usually contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon
organometallic noun
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