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Ester

(Science: chemistry) a general term for any organic molecule produced by combining an acid with an alcohol.

a derivative of carboxylic acid (acid with a carboxyl group -COOH) which has the general formula RCOOR, where the R's stand for the same or different aliphatic groups (alkyl groups), aromatic groups (aryl groups), or hydrogen ions.


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jsmith: yes, substitution, but for esters there is a special name (including *ester*;) That depends on the concentration of phosphate. If it was only in small, catalytic amount, you would end up with free glycerol and free fatty acids. If ...

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by jsmith613
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:08 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phospholipid
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Phospholipid

... talking to me. No, my teacher didn't teach that. That's from KEGG database, the list of whole metabolism. jsmith: yes, substitution, but for esters there is a special name (including *ester*;) That depends on the concentration of phosphate. If it was only in small, catalytic amount, you would ...

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:47 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phospholipid
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Some questions about Lipids...

look from what is wax made of. They are esters of very long fatty acids with very long fatty acids.

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by JackBean
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:34 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Some questions about Lipids...
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HCL Question

I appreciate the reply but this doesn't really tell me if my reasoning is correct. Its interesting to know that esters are sensitive to acids (I had to wikipedia Ester to fully understand what you meant) but that doesn't tell me if I am correct in my assumption or not. I appreciate ...

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by ScienceRob
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HCL Question
Replies: 13
Views: 4366

HCL Question

basically, esters are sensitive to acids

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by JackBean
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:13 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HCL Question
Replies: 13
Views: 4366
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