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esterification

[ ĕ-stĕr′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]
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n.
A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.
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es•teri•fied (ĕ-stĕrə-fīd′) adj.

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How to use esterification in a sentence

  • 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.

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