Hydroxymethyl

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Hydroxymethyl
Hydroxymethyl group skeletal.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Hydroxymethyl
Identifiers
2597-43-5 YesY
ChemSpider 121313 N
Jmol interactive 3D Image
PubChem 137654
Properties
-CH
2
OH
Molar mass 31.03
Thermochemistry
-9 kJ mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Hydroxymethyl in the field of chemistry, particularly in organic chemistry, is the name for a substituent with the structural formula -CH2-OH. The hydroxymethyl group consists of a methylene bridge (-CH2- unit) bonded to a hydroxy (-OH) group. This makes the hydroxymethyl group an alcohol. The hydroxymethyl group has the identical chemical formula with the methoxy group (-O-CH3) that differs only in the attachment site and orientation to the rest of the molecule. However, their chemical properties are different.

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