esterify


esterify

esterify [e-ster-uh-fahy] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with or without object), es·ter·i·fied, es·ter·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.

  1. to convert into an ester.

Origin of esterify First recorded in 1900–05; ester + -ify Related formses·ter·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivees·ter·i·fi·ca·tion, noun Examples from the Web for esterification Historical Examples of esterification

  • They afford further evidence of the generally low limit of esterification of the cellulose molecule.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • It also appears that instability may be due to by-products of the esterification process derived from the cellulose itself.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • British Dictionary definitions for esterification esterify verb -fies, -fying or -fied

    1. chem to change or cause to change into an ester

    Derived Formsesterification, noun esterification in Medicine esterification [ĕ-stĕr′ə-fĭ-kā′shən] n.

    1. A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.

    Related formses•ter′i•fied (ĕ-stĕr′ə-fīd′) adj.

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