- to convert into an ester.
Origin of esterify
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They afford further evidence of the generally low limit of esterification of the cellulose molecule.
It also appears that instability may be due to by-products of the esterification process derived from the cellulose itself.
- chem to change or cause to change into an ester
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- A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.
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