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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
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(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
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(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
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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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Grinding aids are basically the liquid solution detailed as water-based solution of natural compounds with high charge density, for example, esters of glycols, glycols, and carboxylates or alkanolamines.
The structure forms a unit of three Zn(II) ions coordinated by bridging carboxylates (figure 3.a).
Along with extreme pressure sulfur additives, the facility produces organic pigments, bases for inks, metal carboxylates, and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins.
It has already been reported that the separation value Iv = [(COO-)as - v(COO-)s], between asymmetric and symmetric stretching vibrations of the complexes, less than the Iv(COO-)Na of ligand means the bidentate chelating coordination of carboxylates, while the Iv(COO-)complex value higher than Iv(COO-)Na of ligand indicates bidentate bridging coordination of carboxylates.
Two new-type cannabimimetic quinolinyl carboxylates, QUPIC and QUCHIC,two newcannabimimetic carboxamide derivatives, ADB-FUBINACA and ADBICA, and five synthetic cannabinoids detected with a thiophene derivative a-PVT and an opioid receptor agonist AH-7921 identified in illegal products.
The biochar from the rice straw promised an efficient adsorbent for removal of the Pb(II) from aqueous solutions, in which the existence of the carbonates and carboxylates was considered to be responsible for the promoted adsorption efficiency.
Species containing bidentate carboxylates such as cis-[Ru(dicl)[(dppm).sub.2]]P[F.sub.6], cis-[Ru(ibu)[(dppm).sub.2]]P[F.sub.6] and cis-[Ru(prop)(dppe)2]P[F.sub.6] were studied and presented moderate to high cytotoxic activity against human cancer cell lines [15, 16].
In contrast, the absence of this band in gels dried at 140[degrees] C suggests the consumption of nitrates in the redox reaction with formation of the carboxylates [22-24].
The results for disulphides, S-sulfonate, cystine monoxide, and carboxylates are displayed in Figure 2 and data for cystine dioxide and cysteic acid are shown in Figure 3.
Straight chain aliphatic carboxylates have also been reported by various authors as effective inhibitors.