primary alcohol


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primary alcohol

[′prī‚mer·ē ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
An alcohol whose molecular structure may be written as RCH2OH, rather than as R1R2CHOH (secondary) or R1R2R3COH (tertiary).
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One possible option for extending the pot life was to replace some of the ethanol with a longer chain primary alcohol such as n-butanol.
Because of the inherent reactivity of the primary alcohol versus the secondary alcohol, it was predicted those sites will react first.
If a preponderance of ethanol in the resources has selected a higher ADH activity, we could expect this increase to result from a modification of the active site of the enzyme, favoring TABULAR DATA OMITTED a better affinity of the enzyme for a primary alcohol (such as ethanol) relatively to a secondary alcohol.
The startling conclusion drawn from the data is that the average young drug abuser (other than primary alcohol or hashish users) regularly used approximately five other drugs prior to coming in for treatment.
In late July, I attended a three day policy seminar sponsored by the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), one of the federal government's primary alcohol and drug policy agencies.
While ethanol is the primary alcohol produced by the fermentation process, many other alcohols also are produced.
Meet anticipated annual demand for the service and ensure effective access (within the HEAT A11 target) and retention:450-500 clients presenting with primary alcohol problems referred to the service, of whom approximately 350 are expected to enter treatment;80-90 cannabis and psychostimulant users, of whom approximately 60 are expected to enter treatment;150-175 clients presenting/ referred with primary problems with other drugs, of whom approximately 100-120 are expected to enter treatment.
Staff at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are now trained to identify alcohol misuse and refer patients to alcohol support workers in the Primary Alcohol Team.
Hospital staff are trained to identify misuse, with referrals going to a Primary Alcohol Team.

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