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es·ter

 (ĕs′tər)
n.
Any of a class of compounds derived from an oxyacid, usually resulting from the reaction of an oxyacid and an alcohol with the elimination of water.

[German, short for Essigäther : Essig, vinegar (from Middle High German ezzich, from Old High German ezzīh, from Latin acētum; see ak- in Indo-European roots) + Äther, ether (from Latin aethēr; see ether).]

ester

(ˈɛstə)
n
(Chemistry) chem any of a class of compounds produced by reaction between acids and alcohols with the elimination of water. Esters with low molecular weights, such as ethyl acetate, are usually volatile fragrant liquids; fats are solid esters
[C19: from German, probably a contraction of Essigäther acetic ether, from Essig vinegar (ultimately from Latin acētum) + Äther ether]

es•ter

(ˈɛs tər)

n.
a chemical compound produced by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of a molecule of water, as ethyl acetate, C4H8O2, or methyl methacrylate, C5H8O2.
[1850–55; < German (1848), probably b. Essig vinegar and Ӓther ether]

es·ter

(ĕs′tər)
An organic compound formed when an acid and an alcohol combine and release water. Animal and vegetable fats and oils are esters.

ester

An organic compound formed from an alcohol and an organic acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
citrate - a salt or ester of citric acid
lactate - a salt or ester of lactic acid
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
banana oil - a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas
cellulose ester - any ester of cellulose with an acid
cyclohexanol phthalate - the cyclohexanol ester of phthalic acid
ethyl acetate - a fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid; used in flavorings and perfumes and as a solvent for plastics
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
maleate - a salt or ester of maleic acid; used as a nontricyclic antidepressant drug for psychomotor activation
nucleotide, base - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
polyester - a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer
urethane - an ester of carbamic acid
Translations
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ester

[ˈestəʳ] N (Chem) → éster m

ester

n (Chem) → Ester m

ester

[ˈɛstəʳ] nestere m

es·ter

n. éster, compuesto formado por la combinación de un ácido órganico con alcohol.
References in classic literature ?
The lady whom Bishopriggs had waited on at Craig Fernie might well be "Anne Silv ester.
The charity worker brought a barbecue to cook bacon and sausages, hoping the smell would attract Ester, and enlisted local farmers, rangers and fellow walkers in the search.
It has been observed that prominent manufacturers of phosphate esters worldwide have been focusing on strategic acquisitions and geographical expansions to increase their manufacturing strengths and capabilities, as well as to increase their penetration in regions with high growth potential considering the global phosphate ester market.
Ester has links to the Wortley and Beeston areas of Leeds and it believed she may be in one of those areas.
Williams, Iterative Cyclopropanation:A Concise Strategy for the Total Synthesis of the Hexacyclopropane Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Inhibitor u-106305, J.
They're also, to me, a gateway drug to the physical intimacy of Ester and Amy lying on one another and Ester shaving Amy's back.
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This reaction uses alcohol (as a substrate), co-enzyme A and ATP to form an ester.
Hempel is now making the Versiline brand available globally, starting with the Versiline Vinyl Ester range, which was launched on 29 October last year.
In the last step the rearrangement of the tetrahedral intermediate gives rise to an ester and a diglyceride [9].
After the reaction, the product was allowed to settle overnight before removing the glycerol layer from the bottom in a separating funnel to recover the ester layer on the top.
5% for standard vinyl esters--is considered unique for a vinyl ester with an HDT of 216 F (102 C).