- to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
- to become acetylated.
Origin of acetylate
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The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.Researches on Cellulose
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- (tr) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
- (intr) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
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- A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.
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