EAWAG-BBD Organic Functional Groups

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This is a list of 50 organic functional groups found in at least one EAWAG-BBD compound, and, for each functional group, at least one EAWAG-BBD compound which contains it. The EAWAG-BBD contains many more examples of the most common groups. A graphic version of this list also exists.


Organic Functional Group

Representative EAWAG-BBD Compounds

Methane

Methane

Alkane, primary

n-Octane

Alkane, secondary

p-Cymene

Alkane, tertiary

Methyl-tert-butyl ether

Cycloaliphatic ring

1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylate; Cyclohexanol

Bicycloaliphatic ring

(+)-Camphor

Tricycloaliphatic ring

Adamantanone

Alkene

Propylene; Styrene

Alkyne

Acetylene

Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

Toluene; Ethylbenzene

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

Naphthalene; Phenanthrene; Fluorene

Biphenyl-type benzenoid ring

Biphenyl; 4-Chlorobiphenyl

Oxygen ether

Methyl-tert-butyl ether; Tetrahydrofuran

Thioether

Dimethyl sulfide; Methionine; Prometryn

S-heterocyclic ring

Dibenzothiophene

N-heterocyclic ring, saturated

Atrazine; Nicotine; Carbazole; 3-Methylquinoline

N-heterocyclic ring, unsaturated

Nicotine

O-heterocyclic ring

Dibenzofuran

Epoxide

Trichloroethylene epoxide ; Propylene oxide; (RS)-3-Chloro-1,2-epoxypropane

Peroxide

Octane hydroperoxide

Ketone

Methylethylketone

Thioketone

Carbon disulfide

Alcohol

o-, m- and p-Cresol; Orcinol; Pentachlorophenol; 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol

Thiol

Methanethiol

Amine, primary

2-Aminobenzoate

Amine, secondary

Glyphosate

Amine, tertiary

Nitrilotriacetate

Aldehyde

3-Hydroxybenzaldehyde

Carboxylic acid

3-Phenylpropionate; o-Phthalic acid

Carboxylic acid ester

Butyrolactone

Carboxylic thioester

Benzoyl-S-CoA

Amide

Acrylamide; Caprolactam

Nitrile

Acrylonitrile; Bromoxynil; Benzonitrile

Oxime

Z-Phenylacetaldoxime

Thiocyanate

Thiocyanate anion

Cyanamide

Cyanamide

Nitro

Nitrobenzene; Trinitrotoluene; 4-Nitrophenol; 2-Nitropropane

Nitrate ester

Pentaerythritol tetranitrate; Nitroglycerin

Diazo

4-Carboxy-4'-sulfoazobenzene

Organohalide

1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2-bis-(4'- chlorophenyl)ethane; Trichloroethylene; Methylfluoride; Tetrachlorethylene; 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

Organomercurial

Methylmercury chloride

Organoarsenical

Arsonoacetate

Organosilicon

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

Organotin

Tri-n-butyltin

Organophosphate ester

Paraoxon

Thiophosphate ester

Parathion

Phosphonic acid

Glyphosate

Phosphinic acid

Dimethylphosphinic acid

Sulfonic acid

Methanesulfonic acid; p-Toluenesulfonic acid

Sulfate ester

Dodecyl sulfate


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