Definitions for quinolineˈkwɪn lˌin, -ɪn

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  1. quinoline(Noun)

    Any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds containing a benzene ring fused with a ring of five carbon atoms and a nitrogen atom; especially the simplest such compound, CHN.

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  1. Quinoline(noun)

    a nitrogenous base, C9H7N obtained as a pungent colorless liquid by the distillation of alkaloids, bones, coal tar, etc. It the nucleus of many organic bodies, especially of certain alkaloids and related substances; hence, by extension, any one of the series of alkaloidal bases of which quinoline proper is the type

  2. Origin: [Quinine + L. oleum oil + -ine.]

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  1. Quinoline

    Quinoline is a heterocyclic aromatic organic compound with the chemical formula C9H7N. It is a colorless hygroscopic liquid with a strong odor. Aged samples, if exposed to light, become yellow and later brown. Quinoline is only slightly soluble in cold water but dissolves readily in hot water and most organic solvents. Quinoline itself has few applications, but many of its derivatives are useful in diverse applications. A prominent example is quinine, which is found naturally in plants as alkaloids. 4-Hydroxy-2-alkylquinolines are involved in antibiotic resistance.


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