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Compounds derived from organic or inorganic acids in which at least one hydroxyl group is replaced by an –O-alkyl or another organic group. They can be represented by the structure formula RCOOR’ and are usually formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water.

Year introduced: 1991(1968)

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Tree Number(s): D02.241.400

MeSH Unique ID: D004952

Entry Terms:

  • Ester

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