Dictionary » A » Alcohols

Alcohols

Alcohols

Alkyl compounds containing a hydroxyl group. They are classified according to relation of the carbon atom: primary alcohols, r-ch2oh; secondary alcohols, r2-choh; tertiary alcohols, r3-coh.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: how to memorize the amino acid

... A protein can contain any combination and number of the these 20 amino acids. Proteins contain a wide range of functional groups such as thiols, alcohols, Carboxamides and many more. The chemical activity of these functional groups is essential for the function of proteins. Best regards John ...

See entire post
by JohnMessick
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:19 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to memorize the amino acid
Replies: 4
Views: 5505

Strength of anesthetic drugs

1) The strength of anesthetic drugs are roughly proportional to their ability to dissolve into lipid (fat). This is also true for different alcohols. 2) In the 1950s it was pointed out a correlation that the larger the volume of the anesthetic molecule the stronger the effect. The cell membrane ...

See entire post
by Anna55
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Strength of anesthetic drugs
Replies: 2
Views: 3525

Re: What characteristics are there of alcohols?

A free alcohol group (properly called a hydroxyl, -OH) can hydrogen-bond, so the group tends to improve the aqueous solubility of the molecule bearing it. Under some circumstances the hydroxyl can be reactive; a typical reaction of hydroxyl groups is esterification (ester formation). To form fatty a...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What characteristics are there of alcohols?
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

What characteristics are there of alcohols?

Alcohols are nothing but they are the alkyl group attached to OH group

See entire post
by vinayaksabnis
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:39 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What characteristics are there of alcohols?
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

What characteristics are there of alcohols?

About fats...the macromolecule: Fatty acids are attached to alcohols right? (eg glycerol) So...what is an alcohol?

See entire post
by leftventricle
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:45 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What characteristics are there of alcohols?
Replies: 2
Views: 4139
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,760 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link