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the chemical group or radical -CH3.
methyl salicylate a natural or synthetic oil with a characteristic wintergreen odor and taste; used as a counterirritant in ointments or liniments for muscle pain and also as a flavoring agent. Called also wintergreen oil.
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meth·yl (Me),

The moiety, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]
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The radical, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]
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It is important to register that the additional methyl group in quinquangulin seems to develop a decisive function related to the ability to formation of hydrogen bonds, altering significantly the mechanism of solute-solvent interaction.
luminyensis methyl group, transfer from methanol to the corrinoid protein MtaC2 is catalyzed by MtaB2.
The downfield methyl group resonance at A 1.67 could be ascribed to the vinylic methyl at C-20 (H3-30).
The [sup.1]H NMR spectrum of 6 shows signals at 1.28+-1.50,1.62-6.62, and 7.20 ppm for steroid moiety; at 1.54 ppm for methyl group bound to steroid nucleus; at 7.00 ppm for the protons of both amino and hydroxyl groups; and at 7.10 and 7.24-7.48 ppm for indole group.
For example, the curcumin in turmeric, the EGCG in green tea, the genistein in soybeans, the resveratrol in grapes, and the sulforaphane in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli can hinder the enzymes that help attach methyl groups or remove acetyl groups from genes.
In poultry, dietary supplementation of betaine to diets with adequate methyl group donors improved weight gain and feed efficiency by approximately 3 to 15% (Hassan et al., 2005).
It is interesting to note that compound 9, which has strong NO inhibition, has a hydroxyl and a methoxyl at ortho position to the methyl group at C-12.
The antistatic coating film features a polymer with a polymerized unit represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R3 represents an alkylene group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, R4 and R5 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, R6 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, and Y-represents a halogen ion, a halogenated alkyl ion, a nitrate ion, a sulfate ion, an alkyl sulfate ion, a sulfonate ion or an alkyl sulfonate ion.
If the group on polypropylene were a chlorine atom rather than a methyl group, the polymer would be polyvinylchloride.
In addition, they evaluated a methylated SMA imide resin, SMA IQ, which has a styrene to maleimide ratio of 1/2 but has an extra methyl group bonded to the nitrogen atom in the ammonium group.
The presentation will focus on technology by which the methyl group of 3- and 4-methylcatechol is transformed to either an aldehyde, or subsequently a phenol group, thus providing access to fine chemicals currently traded in U.S.
And choline--as well as folate--contains what's known as a methyl group, which the body uses to form genetic material, or DNA.