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Descriptor English: Esterification
Descriptor Spanish: Esterificación
Descriptor Portuguese: Esterificação
Descriptor French: Estérification
Entry term(s): Esterifications
Tree number(s): G02.111.270
G02.607.250
G03.344
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004951
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.
Annotation: almost never IM
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
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
DeCS ID: 5040
Unique ID: D004951
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1975/07/25
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Esterification - Preferred
Concept UI M0007765
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.
Preferred term Esterification
Entry term(s) Esterifications



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