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Basic origins of the word vitamin.

  1. Apr 30, 2008 #1
    basic origins of the word “vitamin.”

    1.Name AND draw the functional group related to the topic of the basic origins of the word
    “vitamin.” Also, find a vitamin that 'meats' the criteria of the original implications of the
    word; give the common and/or IUPAC name of it, and draw it, if feasible.








    Vitamin can be looked upon as a combination of “vita” (life) and “amin” (amine). It was
    mistakenly thought that all vitamins contained and amine (NH2) group. The structure of thiamine
    (vitamin B1 or 2-[3-[(4-amino-2-methyl- pyrimidin-5-yl)methyl]- 4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl] ethanol)
    is shown at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiamine.


    amine is the functional group?? Thiamine is the vitamin that meets the criteria?
     
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  3. May 1, 2008 #2

    chemisttree

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    I'd say that was correct.
     
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