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acyl

[′a·səl]
(organic chemistry)
A radical formed from an organic acid by removal of a hydroxyl group; the general formula is RCO, where R may be aliphatic, alicyclic, or aromatic.
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Similarly as in the very low-esterified MERO-CMC derivative (23), only the carbon peak substituted by acyl groups (C6e) at 65.
The oligoesters based on HHPA are unique relative to 1,4-CHDA since the acyl groups are fixed in close proximity.
2003) by transports long-chain acyl groups of fatty acids into sperm mitochondria, thereby improving flagella movement (Jeulin and Lewin, 1996).
Measurement of GALC activity with a series of substrates that differed in the lengths of their fatty acyl groups revealed that C8:0 ceramide gives fivefold higher activity than substrates containing ceramides with the longer chain fatty acids found in natural ceramides (12), a factor that was important in our ability to detect GALC in dried blood spots.