straight chain


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straight chain

n.
An organic molecular structure in the form of an unbranched open chain.

straight chain

n
(Chemistry)
a. an open chain of atoms in a molecule with no attached side chains
b. (as modifier): a straight-chain hydrocarbon.
Compare branched chain
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Noun1.straight chain - an open chain of atoms with no side chains
open chain - a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
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In nature the straight chain alcohols having cyclohexane moiety are found rarely and these play important role in the metabolic pathways for the formation of long chain fatty acids [13].
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1:2::4 (1 cement : 2 coarse sand : 4 graded stone aggregate 20 mm nominal size) & fixing in position concrete posts, straight chain link mesh securing & screwing with G.I.
Starch is a polymer of glucose molecules and consists of two kinds of polymers -- amylose which is a straight chain, and amylopectin, which is branched.
D-mannose exists as a ring structure or a straight chain. Mannitol exists as a straight chain.
Esters which form from ethanol and straight chain fatty acids include:
Usually, organic molecules in these regions have a single straight chain of carbon atoms.
Organic molecules usually found in these star-forming regions consist of a single "backbone" of carbon atoms arranged in a straight chain. But the carbon structure of isopropyl cyanide branches off, making it the first interstellar detection of such a molecule, says Rob Garrod, Cornell senior research associate at the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research.
Degradation rates of 97%, 95%, 87%, and 51% were attained by coatings Ti[O.sub.2]-P25-Si[O.sub.2] + Pt, Ti[O.sub.2]-P25-Si[O.sub.2], ZnO + Ti[O.sub.2]-P25-Si[O.sub.2], and TiOS[O.sub.4]_30.6 wt%, respectively, after 20 h reaction time for the straight chain lignin sulfonate moiety (Figure 7).
Primers flanking exonic and promoter regions of the genes galactosylceramidase (GALC), [4] medium and very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenases [acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain (ACADM) and acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, very long chain ACADVL)], galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase (GALT), and phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) were designed in the NYS NBS program using the Primer3[TM] free software available at http://frodo.wi.mit.edu/primer3/.
Both are straight chain polysaccharides, with glucose subunits comprising cellulose and N-acetylglucosamine for chitin, linked together by beta 1, 4-glycosidic bonds.