bicyclic compound

bicyclic compound

[bī′sik·lik ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(organic chemistry)
A compound having two rings which share a pair of bridgehead carbon atoms.
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Safrole is a bicyclic compound in which a benzene ring is fused to a five-member dioxy ring with allylic side chains.
It is exceedingly labile, and rearranges through Michael attack of the oxygen on the enone to a bicyclic compound, phaseic acid.
Different alkyl pyrazines and two classes of bicyclic compounds, 6,7-dihydro-5(H)-cyclopentapyrazines and pyrrolopyrazines, were found in meat volatiles (Mottram, 1998).
Because CB2 receptors are mainly expressed on cells of the immune system, the CB2 binding affinity of Pharmos' bicyclic compounds offers significant therapeutic potential in the treatment of immune and inflammatory disorders, including diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.