Adjective "esterification" definition and examples

(Esterification may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɛsˌtɛrəfɪˈkeɪʃən//esˌterəfiˈkāSHən/

Definitions and examples

noun

A reaction of an alcohol with an acid to produce an ester and water.
  1. 'The dimerization equilibrium constant increases with the extent of esterification.'
  2. 'Continued esterification in bottle produces another range of possible aromas, all the more unpredictable since the esters are formed at very different rates.'
  3. 'When a chemical demethylation of embedded cells was performed, a slight increase in labelling density was noticed, confirming that methyl esterification blocked anionic binding sites in the primary cell walls.'

More definitions

1. to convert into an ester.

More examples(as adjective)

"capacities can be esterification."

Origin

(esterify)