nitroso compound

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nitroso compound

any of a class of organic compounds having molecular structures in which the nitroso group (-NO) is attached to a carbon or nitrogen atom. Substances in which this group is attached to an oxygen atom are called nitrites, that is, esters of nitrous acid; those in which the nitroso group is attached to a metal ion are called nitrosyls

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