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Category name:
NC_AP_PMD_Acetylated Geminal Diols

Justifications and discussions

Category definition:
Acetylenic geminal diols are a chemical category based on structural similarity and incremental increase in carbon chain length.
Category rationale:
Acetylenic geminalic diols are considered a chemical category based on structural similarity and similar properties in environmental and biological systems. The members of the category begin with an acetylene group as their core structure;, in one member, this acetylene group has been fully hydrogenated. . Alpha to the acetylene are the geminal hydroxyl groups, which can be derivatized with ethoxylates and propoxylates in order to achieve desired functionalities of surfactants. Distal to the geminal hydroxyl groups is either an isobutyl group (methyl isopropyl) or an isopentyl group (ethyl isopropyl). These are short chain alkyls displaying an incremental increase in carbon chain length.