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.
The prepared gamma keto esters were subjected to brine shrimp lethality test for cytotoxic activity and all of the gamma keto esters displayed cytotoxic activity.
Gamma keto esters are esters of 4-ketoacids with various alcohols.