Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Acetate

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Acetate

(Science: biochemistry) a salt or ester of acetic acid, specifically, a synthetic textile fibre made from partially hydrolysed cellulose acetate, or a plastic-like film made from cellulose triacetate.

The terminal hydrogen atom in the molecule is replaced by a metal, for instance copper acetate, or where substitution is by a radical, for instance ethyl acetate.