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enol

[′ē‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
An organic compound with a hydroxide group adjacent to a double bond; varies with a ketone form in the effect known as enol-keto tautomerism; an example is the compound CH3COH=CHCO2C2H5.
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Asymmetric hydroxylation of enolates with N-sulfonyloxaziridines.
Usually, ketones are oxidized by chiral oxaziridine at basic conditions (the initial compound that is oxidized is certainly the corresponding metal enolate (e.