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Esterification

"Esterification" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The process of converting an acid into an alkyl or aryl derivative. Most frequently the process consists of the reaction of an acid with an alcohol in the presence of a trace of mineral acid as catalyst or the reaction of an acyl chloride with an alcohol. Esterification can also be accomplished by enzymatic processes.


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Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1999 and 2001 and 2002 and 2005 and 2006 and 2008 and 2013 and 2019
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