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Hydroxyl groups

Hydroxyl group

An -OH or alcohol group on a larger molecule. The oxygen is single-bonded to the hydrogen and has one free bond to the rest of the molecule. Molecules with one or more hydroxyl groups are called alcohols.

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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... as is the case sucrose. This anomeric carbon has the reactive hydroxyl group that I have referred to that is used in the reducing part ... no other anomeric carbons in fructose with reactive reducing hydroxyl groups. Thus the fructose cannot bind to another molecule once it has bound ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
Replies: 9
Views: 13836

DNA 3' end & 5' end

... other (in the same chain) by these, and they are between the phosphate groups and terminal hydroxyl groups. The end starting with the phosphate is the 5' end and the terminal hydroxyl ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA 3' end & 5' end
Replies: 6
Views: 13474

RNA as genetic material

... contains deoxyribose, RNA contains ribose (in deoxyribose there is no hydroxyl group attached to the pentose ring in the 2' position). These hydroxyl groups make RNA less stable than DNA because it is more prone to hydrolysis. Third, the complementary ...

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by bellyjelly
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RNA as genetic material
Replies: 9
Views: 24081

Membrane transport

... say the left hand you cant put your right hand on it. c) basically the hydroxyl groups get replaced and the high hydrophilicity is lost and hence the triglycerides can make ...

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by jwalin
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Membrane transport
Replies: 2
Views: 4054

Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

They have hydroxyl groups and carbonyl groups... I'm guessing they are hydrophilic because glucose can dissolve in water (though ...

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by leftventricle
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
Replies: 7
Views: 20817
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