Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Role of sodium bicarbonate in reduction of nitro group to amino group?
Nitro group is electron withdrawing group like the COOH group. But still it is considered to be most easily reducible using a catalyst. As such there are no reports on sodium bicarbonate used directly, however I am using sodium bicarbonate to prevent the catalyst from getting oxidized during the reaction. I have not published the data so far.
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What is the Mild reducing reagents for reduction of nitro group to amino group?
Asked in Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Why does pressure build up in a benzoic acid aqueous sodium bicarbonate extraction?
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a base. You can view the structure of the bicarbonate anion at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicarbonate. In the presence of an acid (such as benzoic acid), the hydroxyl functionality (-OH) is protonated. Now this group can leave as neutral water (H2O). What remains is CO2, which is a gas. This gas bubbles out of solution and builds up pressure in the extraction funnel.
Asked in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology
What type of organic compound always includes a carboxyl group and an amino group?
Asked in Chemistry
What is the chemical bond between one amino acid organic group in another amino group?
Why is the amine group of an amino acid toxic to cells?
The amino group of an amino acid contains the elements Nitrogen and Hydrogen. By itself, it is not toxic to cells. But after deamination where the amino group is removed from the amino acid, the amino group is then converted into ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to cells, and also contains Nitrogen and Hydrogen, but it has a different chemical formula from the amino group.
Asked in Biology, Organic Chemistry
What are the functional groups in all amino acids?
Asked in Genetics, Biochemistry
Do all structural formulas for each amino acid have an amino group?
How does amino acids connect to each other?
One Amino acid is connected ( joined ) to other amino acid by peptide bond. Amino acids have one carboxylic group and a amino group. in peptide bond formation carboxylic group ( COOH ) of one amino acid combines with amino group ( NH 2 ) Group of other amino acid. In this way large number of amino acid can combine to form a long chain of polypeptide ( Protein )