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Index Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). [1]

65 relations: Acetyl-CoA, Agmatine, Alpha and beta carbon, Alpha-Ketoglutaric acid, Amine, Amino acid, Arginine, Arrhenius equation, Barton decarboxylation, Benzene, Benzoic acid, Biosynthesis, Cadaverine, Carbon dioxide, Carboxy-lyases, Carboxylation, Carboxylic acid, Chemical reaction, Citric acid cycle, Coupling reaction, Cyclohexenone, Dopamine, Enol, Enzyme Commission number, Ethanolamine, Gamma-Aminobutyric acid, Glutamic acid, Histamine, Histidine, Homologation reaction, Hunsdiecker reaction, Hydrochloric acid, Keto acid, Ketonic decarboxylation, Knoevenagel condensation, Kochi reaction, Kolbe electrolysis, Krapcho decarboxylation, L-DOPA, Lysine, Malonic ester synthesis, Ornithine, Oxalosuccinic acid, Oxidative decarboxylation, Phenethylamine, Phenylalanine, Photosynthesis, Putrescine, Pyrolysis, Pyruvate decarboxylation, ..., Pyruvic acid, Rate equation, Retrosynthetic analysis, Salicylic acid, Serine, Serotonin, Succinyl-CoA, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, Tryptamine, Tryptophan, Tyramine, Tyrosine, Vitamin C, 5-Hydroxytryptophan. Expand index (15 more) »


Acetyl-CoA (acetyl coenzyme A) is a molecule that participates in many biochemical reactions in protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.

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Agmatine, also known as (4-aminobutyl)guanidine, is an aminoguanidine that was discovered in 1910 by Albrecht Kossel.

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Alpha and beta carbon

The alpha carbon (Cα) in organic molecules refers to the first carbon atom that attaches to a functional group, such as a carbonyl.

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Alpha-Ketoglutaric acid

α-Ketoglutaric acid (2-oxoglutaric acid) is one of two ketone derivatives of glutaric acid.

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In organic chemistry, amines are compounds and functional groups that contain a basic nitrogen atom with a lone pair.

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Amino acid

Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid.

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Arginine (symbol Arg or R) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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Arrhenius equation

The Arrhenius equation is a formula for the temperature dependence of reaction rates.

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Barton decarboxylation

The Barton decarboxylation is a radical reaction in which a carboxylic acid is first converted to a thiohydroxamate ester (commonly referred to as a Barton ester).

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Benzene is an important organic chemical compound with the chemical formula C6H6.

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Benzoic acid

Benzoic acid, C7H6O2 (or C6H5COOH), is a colorless crystalline solid and a simple aromatic carboxylic acid.

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Biosynthesis (also called anabolism) is a multi-step, enzyme-catalyzed process where substrates are converted into more complex products in living organisms.

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Cadaverine is a foul-smelling diamine compound produced by the putrefaction of animal tissue.

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Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.

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Carboxy-lyases, also known as decarboxylases, are carbon–carbon lyases that add or remove a carboxyl group from organic compounds.

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Carboxylation is a chemical reaction in which a carboxylic acid group is produced by treating a substrate with carbon dioxide.

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Carboxylic acid

A carboxylic acid is an organic compound that contains a carboxyl group (C(.

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Chemical reaction

A chemical reaction is a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another.

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Citric acid cycle

The citric acid cycle (CAC) – also known as the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle or the Krebs cycle – is a series of chemical reactions used by all aerobic organisms to release stored energy through the oxidation of acetyl-CoA derived from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into carbon dioxide and chemical energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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Coupling reaction

A coupling reaction in organic chemistry is a general term for a variety of reactions where two hydrocarbon fragments are coupled with the aid of a metal catalyst.

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Cyclohexenone is an organic compound which is a versatile intermediate used in the synthesis of a variety of chemical products such as pharmaceuticals and fragrances.

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Dopamine (DA, a contraction of 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine) is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays several important roles in the brain and body.

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Enols, or more formally, alkenols, are a type of reactive structure or intermediate in organic chemistry that is represented as an alkene (olefin) with a hydroxyl group attached to one end of the alkene double bond.

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Enzyme Commission number

The Enzyme Commission number (EC number) is a numerical classification scheme for enzymes, based on the chemical reactions they catalyze.

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Ethanolamine (2-aminoethanol, monoethanolamine, ETA, or MEA) is an organic chemical compound with the formula HOCH2CH2NH2.

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Gamma-Aminobutyric acid

gamma-Aminobutyric acid, or γ-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system.

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Glutamic acid

Glutamic acid (symbol Glu or E) is an α-amino acid with formula.

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Histamine is an organic nitrogenous compound involved in local immune responses, as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter for the brain, spinal cord, and uterus.

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Histidine (symbol His or H) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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Homologation reaction

A homologation reaction, also known as homologization, is any chemical reaction that converts the reactant into the next member of the homologous series.

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Hunsdiecker reaction

The Hunsdiecker reaction (also called the Borodin reaction or the Hunsdiecker–Borodin reaction) is a name reaction in organic chemistry whereby silver salts of carboxylic acids react with a halogen to produce an organic halide.

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Hydrochloric acid

Hydrochloric acid is a colorless inorganic chemical system with the formula.

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Keto acid

Keto acids or ketoacids (also called oxo acids or oxoacids) are organic compounds that contain a carboxylic acid group and a ketone group.

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Ketonic decarboxylation

Ketonic decarboxylation (also known as ketonization) is a type of organic reaction and a decarboxylation converting two equivalents of a carboxylic acid to a symmetric ketone by the application of heat with expulsion of one equivalent of water and one equivalent of carbon dioxide.

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Knoevenagel condensation

The Knoevenagel condensation reaction is an organic reaction named after Emil Knoevenagel.

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Kochi reaction

The Kochi reaction is an organic reaction for the decarboxylation of carboxylic acids to alkyl halides with Lead(IV) acetate and a lithium halide.

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Kolbe electrolysis

The Kolbe electrolysis or Kolbe reaction is an organic reaction named after Hermann Kolbe.

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Krapcho decarboxylation

The Krapcho decarboxylation is the chemical reaction of esters with halide anions.

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L-DOPA, also known as levodopa or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine is an amino acid that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, as well as some animals and plants.

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Lysine (symbol Lys or K) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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Malonic ester synthesis

The malonic ester synthesis is a chemical reaction where diethyl malonate or another ester of malonic acid is alkylated at the carbon alpha (directly adjacent) to both carbonyl groups, and then converted to a substituted acetic acid.

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Ornithine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid that plays a role in the urea cycle.

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Oxalosuccinic acid

Oxalosuccinic acid is a substrate of the citric acid cycle.

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Oxidative decarboxylation

Oxidative decarboxylation reactions are oxidation reactions in which a carboxylate group is removed, forming carbon dioxide.

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Phenethylamine (PEA) is an organic compound, natural monoamine alkaloid, and trace amine which acts as a central nervous system stimulant in humans.

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Phenylalanine (symbol Phe or F) is an α-amino acid with the formula.

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Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities (energy transformation).

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Putrescine, or tetramethylenediamine, is a foul-smelling organic chemical compound NH2(CH2)4NH2 (1,4-diaminobutane or butanediamine) that is related to cadaverine; both are produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms and both are toxic in large doses.

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Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere.

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Pyruvate decarboxylation

Pyruvate decarboxylation or pyruvate oxidation is the conversion of pyruvate into acetyl-CoA (activated acetate) by the enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase.

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Pyruvic acid

Pyruvic acid (CH3COCOOH) is the simplest of the alpha-keto acids, with a carboxylic acid and a ketone functional group.

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Rate equation

The rate law or rate equation for a chemical reaction is an equation that links the reaction rate with the concentrations or pressures of the reactants and constant parameters (normally rate coefficients and partial reaction orders).

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Retrosynthetic analysis

Retrosynthetic analysis is a technique for solving problems in the planning of organic syntheses.

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Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid (from Latin salix, willow tree) is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid, and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA).

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Serine (symbol Ser or S) is an ɑ-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter.

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Succinyl-Coenzyme A, abbreviated as Succinyl-CoA or SucCoA, is a combination of succinic acid and coenzyme A.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis.

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Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid

Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA, 2-COOH-THC; conjugate base tetrahydrocannabinolate) is a precursor of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis.

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Tryptamine is a monoamine alkaloid.

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Tryptophan (symbol Trp or W) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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Tyramine (also spelled tyramin), also known by several other names is a naturally occurring trace amine derived from the amino acid tyrosine.

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Tyrosine (symbol Tyr or Y) or 4-hydroxyphenylalanine is one of the 20 standard amino acids that are used by cells to synthesize proteins.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement.

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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

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