carboxy group


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carboxy group

[kär′bäk·sē ‚grüp]
(organic chemistry)
‒COOH The functional group of carboxylic acid. Also known as carboxyl group.
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6,184,421 B1: Rhodia Chimie researchers have patented a process for preparing a 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and its derivatives by oxidizing a carboxy group, carrying out a decarboxylation operation to produce the 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and a phenol and recycling the phenol.
The double carboxy group on Gla residues has high affinity for the binding of calcium.