verb (used with object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
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
C. F. Cross
(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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