Meaning of propionyl in English:

propionyl

Pronunciation /ˈprəʊpɪənɪl/ /ˈprəʊpɪənʌɪl/

noun

Chemistry
  • An acyl radical derived from propionic acid (usually attributive); formerly also called metacetyl.

    Formula: —C(O)CH₂CH₃.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.