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Esterification MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Esterification
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.270
G02.607.250
G03.344
Unique ID
D004951
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004951
Annotation
almost never IM
Scope Note
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.
Previous Indexing
Esters (1968-1975)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC 1976-90
History Note
91(76); was see under CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC 1976-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/25
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Esterification Preferred
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