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A salt or ester of an organic acid, derived from the carboxyl group. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
adj. (-lāt′, -lĭt)
1. Of or relating to a carboxylate.
2. Of or relating to the anionic conjugate base of a carboxylic acid, specifically the CO22- group


(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid having a formula of the type M(RCOO)x, where M is a metal and R an organic group, or R1COOR2, where R1 and R2 are organic groups


(kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
car•box`yl•a′tion, n.
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Verb1.carboxylate - treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid
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process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
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In the paper, the group describes a simple rotaxane in which the functional groups on the end have been modified into carboxylate groups.
The nitrile groups of PAN were converted to a mixture of hydrophilic carboxamide and carboxylate groups during alkaline hydrolysis followed by in situ crosslinking of the grafted PAN chains.
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