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electrophile

 [e-lek´tro-fīl]
a chemical compound that serves as an electron acceptor in a chemical reaction. adj., adj electrophil´ic.

e·lec·tro·phil

, electrophile (ē-lek'trō-fil, -fīl),
1. The electron-attracting atom or agent in an organic reaction. Compare: nucleophil.
2. Relating to an electrophil. Synonym(s): electrophilic
[electro- + G. philos, fond]

electrophile

/elec·tro·phile/ (e-lek´tro-fīl) an electron acceptor.electrophil´ic

e·lec·tro·phil

, electrophile (ĕ-lek'trō-fil, -fīl)
1. The electron-attracting atom or agent in an organic reaction.
Compare: nucleophil
2. Relating to an electrophil.
Synonym(s): electrophilic.
[electro- + G. philos, fond]

electrophile

a chemical compound that serves as an electron acceptor in a chemical reaction.
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The generation of superoxides and electrophiles is a result of antioxidants and xenobiotics metabolism.
Without a competitive electrophile decomposition pathway, N-alkylation of the amine that is released by carbamate ester can proceed to a relatively high extent.
where NE+ is the external nitrogen-containing electrophile and R- is the organic group initially [sigma]-bonded to chromium.
In formulating possible molecular mechanisms of presynaptic toxicity, we considered the fact that ACR was an electrophile that might produce neurotoxicity by binding to nucleophilic cysteine sites on proteins (Cavins and Friedman 1968; Friedman et al.
An active field of study is the formation of adducts accompanying electrophilic substitution of aromatic compounds, involving attack on the electrophile at an ipso (substituted) position.
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These studies suggest that tea constituents inhibit the enzyme(s) which generate the aryl nitrenium ion and directly scavenge the reactive electrophile, whereas CHL complexes with heterocyclic amines and facilitates the degradation of active metabolites.
Toxicological studies have found associations between inflammation and exposure to diesel exhaust constituents, such as the organic electrophile 1,2-naphthoquinone (1,2-NQ).
BACKGROUND: Toxicological studies have correlated inflammatory effects of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) with its organic, constituents, such as the organic electrophile 1,2-naphthoquinone (1,2-NQ).
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Paracetamol in larger doses produces liver necrosis after undergoing bio-activation to a toxic electrophile, N-acetyl-p-benzo-quinone-imine (NAPQI) by cytochrome [P.