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  • n. The univalent radical HO-CH2-

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  • n. a methyl radical with a hydroxyl group replacing one of the hydrogen atoms.

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  • n. a methyl with hydroxide replacing the hydrogen atoms


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  • By blocking the enzyme HMG Co-A reductase hydroxymethyl glutaric acid-CoA reductase which is responsible for transforming HMG to mevalonate.

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  • When cotton sleepwear has been treated with flame retardants, this typically is done with tetrakis hydroxymethyl phosphonium THP salts, which are said to be both effective and safe from a general health stand-point.


  • One of the most common buffers used in molecular and cell biology labs is "Tris," short for a base called tris (hydroxymethyl) aminomethane.

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  • It can even distinguish between a methyl and a hydroxymethyl group.

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  • The original compound that was isolated is pyridoxine, named due to its structural similarity with pyridine, but possessing an additional hydroxymethyl group in the para position.


  • Abbreviations: Tricine, N - [2-hydroxy-1,1-bis (hydroxymethyl) ethyl] glycine • HPLC, high pressure liquid chromatography • MS, mass spectrometry • MS / MS, tandem MS • HR-MS, high resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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  • N - [2-hydroxy-1,1-bis (hydroxymethyl) ethyl] glycine • GFP, green fluorescent protein • HA, hemagglutinin.

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  • Welchol (R), is the first and only medication indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve both glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to reduce elevated LDL cholesterol in adults with primary hyperlipidemia (Fredrickson Type IIa) as monotherapy or in combination with a hydroxymethyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitor (a statin).

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  • Just last year, we discovered that in many brain cells, some Cs have an hydroxymethyl group attached, rather than a methyl group (

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  • The structures of monolayers on Si(100) made up of two acetyl-protected triol ligands, derived from 2-hydroxymethyl-propane-1,3-diol, namely, R-C(CH

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