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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.

Year introduced: 1991(1976)

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.270, G02.607.250, G03.344

MeSH Unique ID: D004951

Entry Terms:

  • Esterifications

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