keto acid

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keto acid

[′kēd·ō ‚as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
A compound that is both an acid and a ketone; an example is β-acetoacetic acid.
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The emerging picture provides a remarkably satisfying picture of the mechanism by which this combination of metal and ligand act in concert to affect the enantioselective reduction of alpha keto esters.