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[*] posted on 13-2-2017 at 04:07
The human chemical reactor

What chemical reaction is happening to form these chemicals with in the human body

The body convets ethylene glycol to oxalic acid

Methanol when drunk is metabolized first to formaldehyde and then to formic acid or formate salts

Acetone can be produced from the oxidation of ingested isopropanol, or from the spontaneous/enzymatic breakdown of acetoacetate (a ketone body) in ketotic individuals. It can then be metabolized either by CYP2E1 via methylglyoxal to D-lactate and pyruvate, and ultimately glucose/energy, or by a different pathway via propylene glycol to pyruvate, lactate, acetate (usable for energy) and propionaldehyde.[26][27][28]

Ethanol is converted to Acetylehyde

A chemical the replicates the human bodies metabolism
Is there an inorganic chemical oxidizer.

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[*] posted on 13-2-2017 at 05:51
Is there an inorganic chemical oxidizer

Oxygen :D

the rest is too complex for me :P
googling research required ........
I think google still works.

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[*] posted on 13-2-2017 at 07:30

The pathways that are used to process alcohols utilize the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase. As the name suggests, it oxidizes primary alcohols to aldehydes and further to carboxylic acids, or secondary alcohols to ketones. There isn't just some oxidizing agent present in the body. That would be unselective and deal damage to things that it isn't supposed to.

Suffice it to say that biological reactions are weird, and don't look anything like the sort of reactions you'd run in the lab. Most use enzymes and complex catalysts and rely only on simple things such as oxygen or carbon dioxide as "reagents."

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[*] posted on 13-2-2017 at 10:38

Trimethylamine, is the chemical responsible for the smell of decomposing semen. Freud remarked in Uber Coca that one of the chemicals yielded by coca leaves in the extraction of cocaine had a very distinctive scent: the scent of Trimethylamine. This was the realisation that led to Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis - Trimethylamine.

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