Definition of Esterify

1. Verb. Change (a compound) into an ester.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Ester



Definition of Esterify

1. Verb. (chemistry) (''of an acid'') to combine with an alcohol or (''of an alcohol'') to combine with an acid, to form an ester ¹

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Definition of Esterify

1. to convert into an ester [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esterify

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esteemers
esteemest
esteemeth
esteeming
esteems
ester
esterase
esterases
esterifiable
esterification
esterifications
esterified
esterified oestrogens
esterifies
esterify (current term)
esterifying
esters
estetrol
esthematology
estheses
esthesia
esthesias
esthesic
esthesio-
esthesiodic
esthesiodic system
esthesiogenesis
esthesiogenic
esthesiography

Literary usage of Esterify

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1. The Application of Victor Meyer's Esterification Law to Neighboring-xylic by Ralph William Hufferd, William Albert Noyes (1920)
"Its three isomers would be expected to give different results, which might be predicted as follows: The one with the grouping, 1, should not esterify. ..."

2. A German-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1917)
"... vt esterify. Etablissement, n. establishment. Etikette,/., Etikett, n. etiquette; label, tag. etliche, a. some, several, a few. ..."

3. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"Cis acids of both the above formulae are difficult to esterify by Fischer and Speier's method, whilst the corresponding trans acids are readily converted ..."

4. The Simple Carbohydrates and the Glucosides by Edward Frankland Armstrong (1919)
"... whereas living yeast, even when toluene has been added, may esterify only some 8 per cent.; the difference is probably a question of cell permeability. ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"One of these acids did not esterify easily and he concluded that it must contain two substituting groups in the ortho positions to the carboxyl group. ..."

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